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Old 04-14-09, 12:04 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 04-14-09, 12:20 PM   #2
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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.
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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 ....

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Old 04-14-09, 04:33 PM   #4
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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..
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Old 04-14-09, 04:50 PM   #5
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you can try wheelbuilder.com - they have Sapim Leader straight gauge spokes at 1mm increments from a minimum of 100mm
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Replacement spokes

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