Spokes marked "R"
Can anyone tell me what brand spokes are marked with an "R"? They are on a set of vintage track wheels.
I would expect that to be Robergel. They left the business in the 70s, and DT only entered the spoke market to fill the void left by their absence. Really.
Originally Posted by petecorrie
I'm a little murky on whether Trois Etoiles was their double butted spoke (marked with three tiny stars) or whether it was another manufacturer. It has, after all, been a while.
Are they magnetic or not? Shiny or not? IIRC they were SS, but not as good an alloy as DT used. Pre-DT, SS spokes had the reputation of being brittle, but that may be including Union spokes as well.