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Old 07-29-07, 06:05 PM   #1
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Spare Spokes or Chainstay protector??? {PICS**

So is this a crazy way to carry spare spokes onboard, or an ingenious chain stay protector? As you can see there are 3 spokes strung to the top of the drive side chain stay. The spokes are tightened into place with 3 spare nipples. The bike is a late 80’s Diamond Back Ascent EX made w/ Tange double butted tubing. Whatever the consenus, I think its pretty cool!!!



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Both! I think surley LHTs come with one of these but I think it might be on the other side.

Edit: I have always wished my touring bike had one of these as I end up zip tying my spare spokes to the frame.
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Both...I had that same system on one of my tour bikes years ago.

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This was a very popular braze-on for touring bikes years ago. It made/makes good sense for long distance touring where you may find yourself in the middle of nowhere and having a broken spoke. Sweet 'ol DB you've got there.




Say...is that the new SRAM Red brakeset you've got there??
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Neat, I think its a great idea! It looks kinda cool too. I cant beleive I have never seen another bike with this feature.
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I had never seen that before either until I bought a little Kuwahara the other day. It only holds 2 spokes rather than 3 though. The bike also has diacompe side pulls with a neat little adjuster to center the caliper on the wheel. I was going to part out the bike for the drilled Sugino cranks but since it has some cool little features and fits my daughter it may become another member of her fleet.
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Rivendell had that feature on one of their bikes. Or was it Bridgestone? One of Grant Petersen's bikes, anyway.
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I had that same arrangement on a Scott MTB (I forgot what model, but it had a nasty paint scheme on it!) I bought in Germany in the late 80's. Very cool idea!
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As you dig deeper into the past, you'll see it on old ('40s) French "Constructeur" bikes intended for touring...such as the famous Herse and Singers, but on lesser-known makes too. The Japanese affectionados who love old French bikes adopted the feature and really popularized it, and I'm sure Grant Petersen saw it both places. It's ingenius, however you spell that
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Wasn't there a picture of a Fuji touring bike up here yesterday? It had the spokes on the wrong side. Did I imagine it?
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Wasn't there a picture of a Fuji touring bike up here yesterday? It had the spokes on the wrong side. Did I imagine it?
It was on the off side. IIRC chainslap wasn't really an issue with the tour bikes, or if it was we didn't worry about it.

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Just for grins, here's a shot of a chrome 1971 Rene Herse with the more-common chainstay "strap", this in rubber but I've seen leather, too. Dig those long-reach Mafacs!
http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/v/..._0862.jpg.html
Gotta admit I prefer the 2-in-one solution of using spare spokes to do the job.
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My 1980s Fuji Touring Series IV has a spoke holder on the left chainstay and a chrome plated chainstay protector on the right side. They are both very cool and the spoke holder seems very practical.
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