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geo8rge 04-14-09 12:04 PM

Is there a source for short spokes?
 
Broke a spoke on my strida I think it is 105mm. In general is there a source for precut or custom spokes for small diameter bikes?

EvilV 04-14-09 12:20 PM

Have you measured the spoke? From memory, my Strida clone spokes in the rear wheel were 123mm. I had to get a good bike shop to cut some spokes and roll the threads onto them. Cost me 1 each. A bit steep, but cheap if you need some.

brakemeister 04-14-09 01:04 PM

134 mm is the shortest I have ...in case of super emergency I can cut shorter, however thats not as easy as it looks as the spoke cutter doesnt go that short..... ie. one has several tries and a few throwaway spokes ....

thor

BruceMetras 04-14-09 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by geo8rge (Post 8728977)
Broke a spoke on my strida I think it is 105mm. In general is there a source for precut or custom spokes for small diameter bikes?

If you're in the US, Areaware stocks them..

bromptonS8 04-14-09 04:50 PM

you can try wheelbuilder.com - they have Sapim Leader straight gauge spokes at 1mm increments from a minimum of 100mm

Flitzer 04-14-09 06:36 PM

Replacement spokes
 
Try http://www.prowheelbuilder.com/ the straight 14 starts at 100mm.

EM42 04-15-09 08:33 PM

2 LBS where i live can cut and thread spokes to any length needed.

both have the Phil Wood $2400 manual tool that cuts and threads at the same time in 4 seconds flat !

cost $1.20 per spoke not bad at all.

gaerlan.com does the same thing and sells them for $0.55/each for Stainless steel Sapim or Marwi spokes


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