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    Colored Spokes

    Anyone know of a supplier that makes colored spokes....looking for purple. I'm mating these to a Purple Surly hub and a Purple Velocity Rim. I'm making this my dedicated fixed wheel instead of my modified ss wheel I have heard of a company that makes purple titanium spokes but the color comes out pretty pale.

    Something kind of like the pic below except those are straight pull to their own hubs and nippleless rims.



    Thanks in advance.

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    As far as I know, Surly hubs only come in black and silver. Where are you finding purple ones?

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    They did a limited run this summer. They sold them all in about a week, I think.
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    I see that Primo is making colored spokes now. Quality carries them.

    As an aside, does anyone know where one could get gold nipples that -aren't- alloy?

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    It seems like someone must make brass nipples without chrome plating, but gold plated nipples? I dunno

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    Surly Purple Hubs....sold out in 51 hours this past summer. I bought a set plus an extra rear hub so I could have two rear wheels....one for ss, one for fixed.



    Thanks for the info on the spokes; I'll have to check that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattface
    It seems like someone must make brass nipples without chrome plating, but gold plated nipples? I dunno
    That's what I thought too, but all I could find were alloy ones. What I want are brass ones that aren't plated.

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    Those hubs are kinda snazzy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaypee
    I see that Primo is making colored spokes now. Quality carries them.

    As an aside, does anyone know where one could get gold nipples that -aren't- alloy?
    got a link?
    I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.

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    Looks like QBP carries Primo in White, Yellow, Red, and Blue. We're calling to see if there are any others available.

    http://www.primo-usa.com/
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    The information was found by looking at QBP's more or less current stock listing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimlock
    Those hubs are kinda snazzy.
    Here's mine mated to a Boone Ti Cog made to fit with the disc brake holes. I still need to get a few better photos before I submit to FGG.

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    Wow, Surley if finally makeing something in an interesting color! I was getting a bit tired of the Sh*t brown frames.

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    They did a super-small run of pink 1x1's too, but they sold out in a flash as well.
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    I've GOT to find a bike shop that will order me up some yellow spokes!
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