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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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    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 ....

    thor

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    Quote Originally Posted by geo8rge View Post
    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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    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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