Just like the infamous problem of having 10 hot dogs per package, but only 8 buns per package is now driving me crazy in spoke form.
Why can't people sell spokes in reasonable quantities? 20, 50, and 100 are not good quantities for spokes, since they don't correspond to any number of spokes you'd actually need! Individual doesn't make much more sense, since they have to be counted out every time, which surely adds to the labor and cost.
Why not sell spokes in packs of 58 (28h hubs + two backups), 66 (32h hubs + 2 backups), and 74 (36h hubs + 2 backups)? With all the common spoke packages, you have to way over-buy to make two wheels, which ruins the price break benefits you get from going with the larger packs of spokes.
Anyway, I just wanted to vent about that... Anyone got a source for reasonably priced basic 14g stainless spokes? Preferably in some reasonable quantity?