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Old 05-19-08, 06:24 PM   #1
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spoke cards / 2x wheels

spokes don't touch where they cross (mavic ellipse)...how can I run me some spoke cards without damaging the cards?
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Old 05-19-08, 06:38 PM   #2
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don't run spoke cards. you're not a messenger.
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Bits of packing tape?
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Only messengers can run alleycat spokecards? Clothespins are too 4rth grade-ish. I'll try tape or glue I guess.
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Old 05-19-08, 07:34 PM   #6
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zip ties?
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Old 05-19-08, 07:36 PM   #7
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spokes don't touch where they cross (mavic ellipse)...how can I run me some spoke cards without damaging the cards?
tape...
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Old 05-19-08, 07:46 PM   #8
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posting on the internet on how to "run" spoke cards...


wow. i've now seen(read) it all!
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just save the cards for another wheelset.

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don't run spoke cards. you're not a messenger.
what if you ride in messenger alleycats?
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Old 05-19-08, 08:08 PM   #10
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buy another wheelset phils laced to deep v are concidered as übercool,no radial spoked pattern nor shamals, ellipse, zipp, hed, aerospoke, spinergy, corima, spin, mavic iO, disc wheels, fir four or five spokes thats kindergarden.
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Old 05-19-08, 08:26 PM   #11
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i wonder if theyve figured out how to put spoke cards on arrospokes yet
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don't run spoke cards. you're not a messenger.
...and clearly you are ignorant.
Spoke cards come from a variety of different events, none of which have anything to do with being a messenger. Sometimes they are even for, I know its ridiculous, decoration. I hope you dont have anything on the walls of wherever you live unless you are a painter, photographer or artist, and I hope you dont have furniture unless you are a furniture maker, or heaven forbid plants unless you are a botonist.
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i always assumed that spoke cards were analogous to bumper stickers on a car, only kool kids have bumper stickers!
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who cares if he's a messenger or not? metric tons of people put spoke cards in their wheels these days.

that said, if you wheels don't pinch the card where the spokes meet, then don't put them in your wheel, or build a 36 spoke 3x
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Old 05-20-08, 03:51 AM   #17
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don't run spoke cards. you're not a messenger.
don't post on message boards. you're not a messenger.
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buy a box of tarot cards and glue them into a disc wheel. man, that's coooool
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Well my obama cards arrived yesterday, that's when I noticed the spokes don't touch where they cross, and I've had those wheels for ~2 years. Also, should I run obama brakeless? What is the best obama skid pattern?
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skid pattern? that last joke doesn't work.
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Made in Germany, you know the Germans always make good stuff.
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that shamwow guy is the perfect man for that job. he would just be creepy selling anything else.
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spokes don't touch where they cross (mavic ellipse)...how can I run me some spoke cards without damaging the cards?
why would you waste money on ellipses only to stick a bunch of pieces of paper between the aerodynamic bladed spokes??

tryhard.
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why would you waste money on ellipses only to stick a bunch of pieces of paper between the aerodynamic bladed spokes??

tryhard.
aerodynamic bladed spokes disc wheel, duh.
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I made a spoke card the other day. It says in big font:

f***
spokecards

That sums up my opinion of the spokecard craze.
And, yes, I did actually make that.
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