OK, what I'm really after is some colored spokes, a little over 300mm (308ish) that are sold individually. I've seen places online that sell individual colored spokes, but they usually top off at 300mm. I've also seen longer ones in which you have to buy a box of 36 but I only need 8. I looked at a few local shops but that was pretty hopeless and I suppose I don't blame them for not wanting to carry stock on weird stuff.
But regarding the title of this thread, it's for a 27" wheel, and I had an alternative idea. If buying ~308mm colored spokes individually just isn't an option, maybe someone could point me in the direction of some nipples that are just a few mm longer than normal? I tried a 300mm spoke which was PRETTY MUCH long enough, but I think it'd probably be pretty unsafe without a few more mm of thread contact. Of course, just buying the spokes individually would be ideal.
Or as a third option, anybody wanna go in on a box of 36 308mm blue or red spokes??