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Old 05-27-07, 09:23 PM   #1
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where to get white spokes?

im looking to build up a back wheel. i want to have white spokes on it. anyone know where to get them? there gunna be on a celeste deep v rim and prolly a surly hub with gold nipples. snazzy right? also, what hub would you recommend? thats around the price range of a surly .
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Old 05-27-07, 09:44 PM   #3
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this may have somthing to do with the fact that i am a broke teenager, but paint possibly?
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i'd go even further than above.

spray paint.
spray paint those spokes before or even after you build the wheel.
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Old 05-27-07, 11:09 PM   #5
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Old 05-27-07, 11:43 PM   #6
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Before building the wheel? so the paint globs on the threads of the spoke?

that's a great idea and really sound advice.
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Old 05-28-07, 12:45 AM   #7
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you could always tape off the threads. no big deal.
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Old 05-28-07, 01:31 AM   #8
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Take your time with the project. I think QBP has white spokes. Have a bike shop order some for ya... painting them would work as well as long as you tape off the threads. You may be able to get white nipples as well. Check with a LBS and see what can be special ordered.
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Old 05-28-07, 01:39 AM   #9
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enamel spray paint, then heat cure in the oven.
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Old 05-28-07, 01:52 AM   #10
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Surly is a great value hub!
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get black spokes and view them through a polarizing filter
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Quick Everyone lets all go Out and paint our Spoke Threads! Yeah!,

persoanlly the enamel spray paint sounded not bad to me as long as you take your time and are carefull with the painting, it can't go that wrong can it?
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Painting might be a bad idea. So long as you lay a thin layer of paint,it shouldnt though. Make sure the spokes still thread through the holes in the hub flange.
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Tape the threads and use a white/clear coat wheel paint (vht/duplicolor/etc). If it can stand up to abuse on a auto wheel, it'll probably be fine on a bicycle spoke.
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the only totally durable way would be to have them powdercoated. krylon or any other spray bomb will flake off over time no matter what you do.
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radial lacing and not hitting bumps might help

but is it really worth it
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yes but how much $$$ do you really want to spend on white spokes,
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im pretty sure if you do it pre build, the holes in the hub will strip the paint off.
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so i can only find them in BMX length and the bike shop i work at cant order them...yet. tnaks for the info though guys
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because of the movie rad.
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Regular spokes. Take a pic, photoshop it for forum cool points and then go ride your bike.
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