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    coloured spokes

    seriously. i've seen pics and vids of red, white, and yellow coloured spokes. i hear they are all over japan.. someone in the us MUST distribute these. get at me pls. me want buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by staplare View Post
    Them there iz sum intellujent people.... "These are high quality stainless steal spokes."

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    I hated riding on ano'd spokes when I had em. They creak more and releaving spokes during the build is more difficult because they stick to each other easier. Maybe it was just me but I thought they were more difficult to build, but they do look nice and all it really takes is more patience during the build and a retension and true after a while.

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    good feedback. thanks. the ones i saw didnt look anodized. they looked... i dunno. powdercoated? possible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatyPius View Post
    Them there iz sum intellujent people.... "These are high quality stainless steal spokes."
    What is this world coming to when a wheel builder cannot spell steel?

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    Personally, I couldn't give a flying **** at the moon whether the guy building my wheels can spell or not, as long as the wheels hold up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Live2Die View Post
    I hated riding on ano'd spokes when I had em. They creak more and releaving spokes during the build is more difficult because they stick to each other easier. Maybe it was just me but I thought they were more difficult to build, but they do look nice and all it really takes is more patience during the build and a retension and true after a while.
    The PWB ones are powdercoated, just like any other black spoke.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Christopher View Post
    What is this world coming to when a wheel builder cannot spell steel?
    PWB is a small shop and they probably have more important things to do (like build wheels) than run a spellcheck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatyPius View Post
    Them there iz sum intellujent people.... "These are high quality stainless steal spokes."
    yes, because a person's ability to spell (in a language other than their native one) is the measure of their intelligence.

    that's a very anglo-centric way of looking at the world. how well do you spell in chinese? somehow i doubt you can. true, i often wonder why people who enter into business in the global market don't simply hire a minimum wage copy editor, or.. run spell check.

    in a lot of languages, phonetic spelling is enough. in some languages, like arabic, authors omit the vowels altogether.. the writer takes for granted the reader knows how the written root word is used, making the vowels.. extra.

    not to start bickering or anything.. but cycling is a global sport.. english only recently became the primary language used.

    interesting thread though.. doesnt look like they are doing much interesting except providing us with powder coated spokes.


    awesome. im buying em in 300mm, so i can cut them to size when i need em.. cheers!
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    Dont forget Marwi TI-dye spokes



    Insanely expensive, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabodypride View Post
    The PWB ones are powdercoated, just like any other black spoke.
    Dt, Sapim and Wheelsmith are Black Oxide coated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soil_Sampler View Post
    Dt, Sapim and Wheelsmith are Black Oxide coated.
    I stand corrected!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VDB_fan View Post
    that's a very anglo-centric way of looking at the world. how well do you spell in chinese? somehow i doubt you can. true, i often wonder why people who enter into business in the global market don't simply hire a minimum wage copy editor, or.. run spell check.
    well spell check would have passed that up anyways because its still a word

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