Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Akron, OH
Bikes: Seven Axiom Steel, Colnago Nuovo Mexico, TREK Multitrack 7200, Peugeot Performance 200, Cannodale 2.8.
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Replacement spokes and nipples???
I'm rebuilding the rear wheel of my 1959? (date on SA hub) Raleigh roadster. (I hesitate to call it a Tourist since that name does not appear anywhere on the bike.) The rim is 28 x 1.5 inches, westwood style, 40-spoke count. I plan on using as many of the original spokes as possible. I broke two spokes and stripped one nipple upon removing the old spokes. The spokes measure 12 inches in length from tip to shoulder and are the standard galvanized steel spokes found on many past models of Raleigh bikes. The nipples are brass. Any suggestions as to a source where I can get replacements? (I'll probably do the front wheel as well before the year is out.)
An additional question: Does one "dish in" the spokes on the rear wheel of these bikes?