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Old 07-01-17, 02:48 PM
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Looking for 1.7 straight pull spokes

Hello all,

I'm wondering who is the Spoke King Cartel Dealer of bicycle spokes here in our great free country? I'm looking for some spokes for a rear wheel of a Velomax wheel set. They are straight pull and threaded on both ends. The size is 1.7mm. The wheel size is 700c. I'll end up buying more than needed for back up. As these spokes are not the easiest to find.

Thanks for reading this and look forward to anyone's help on this.
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Cross your fingers and measure again.

2.0 (.080" and 1.8mm (actually 0.72") spokes take standard threads, ie 14g and 15g nipples respectively. AFAIK there is no standard thread for 1.7mm spokes, and it's not possible to roll the 15g thread onto a wire that thin.

So, if you measured right, and the ends aren't thickened (butted) you have oddball threads which are probably unique to the wheel. I doubt this it the case, and expect that when you remeasure you'll find you have either 1.8 or 2.0 mm spokes.

BTW- if/when you confirm that you actually need 2.0 or 1.8 spokes, the rest is easy. I doubt you'll find that exact spoke except from whoever built the wheels, but any shop with a spoke threading machine can take a standard spoke, cut the head off and trim to length and thread the other end.
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If I recall Velomax was bought out by Easton, and the wheels were made with Easton branding. Look for Velomax or Easton brand spokes, it's specific to that wheelset and not something you'll find made by DT or wheelsmith.


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I would think many of the flat plate die threading machines could be used to thread any size of spoke a person needed.

There are some 2.0/1.7 butted spokes. Perhaps if you could find long enough ones, you could cut off both ends for rethreading.

But, as FBinNY suggested, try 1.8mm spokes first.
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I worked on one of those wheels this week. They're 2/1.7/2 double butted. The easiest way to get replacements would be to find a shop with a spoke cutter. Wheel Smith spoke blanks would match that butting profile.
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