Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-20-11, 02:52 PM   #1
tsappenfield
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Akron, OH
Bikes: Seven Axiom Steel, Colnago Nuovo Mexico, TREK Multitrack 7200, Peugeot Performance 200, Cannodale 2.8.
Posts: 383
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
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?

TSapp
tsappenfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-11, 03:06 PM   #2
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Bikes: too many
Posts: 27,472
Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 414 Post(s)
Just use whatever spokes you can use. It's been a long time since I worked on a 28" wheel bike, so I don't know if they use an unusual size.

Do you plan to replace just the broken spokes or all of them?

I was recently working on an old 3-speed with 26" wheels. Some spokes broke when I turned the nipples, so I replaced the spokes and nipples with some DT spokes I had on hand. They're stainless steel, so the wheel looks odd, but it works fine.
__________________
Tom Reingold, noglider@pobox.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:21 AM.