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Old 12-11-07, 11:07 PM   #1
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So how did I do?

I know the rims and hubs are worth more than I paid. But look at the spokes. Do those look like Ti to anybody else?

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What does a magnet tell you about the spokes?
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just got them on ebay, should be the end of the week before i get them. The coloring on the spokes looks like Ti to me thats why i asked.
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Nice score for $31
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thanks i thought so too.
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If they are kind of rainbow colored then they may be titanium. Back in the '90s there was a company that made "ti-die" spokes that were kind of purplish-blue-green.
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What does a magnet tell you about the spokes?
Magnets don't stick to Stainless either, do they?
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Magnets don't stick to Stainless either, do they?
Some stainless, yes.
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Magnetic stainless is the 400 series, it's OK, but not considered 'real stainless', by some, and is

much cheaper to buy & scrap than the other grades.


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I have a pair of Cane Creek with Ti spokes and they are about that color blue. I think you can anodize Ti just about any color nowadays...
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hmmmm so the wheels came in today(finnaly). The spokes go from gold at the hub to purple to blue to green. What do you think
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hmmmm so the wheels came in today(finnaly). The spokes go from gold at the hub to purple to blue to green. What do you think
Sounds quite fetching.

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I bought an old/er set of wheels with Campy hubs and rims and Ti spokes. Was really light. Broke a spoke on my first ride after tweaking all of them. Broke 2 more on the 3rd ride.

These are the only 3 spokes I've ever popped.

Relaced the wheels with some new standard wheelsmith DB spokes - they may weigh a few grams more but I haven't had a problem since.

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well thats not very encouraging, oh well they were 30 bucks ill take my chances i guess
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