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Old 03-03-06, 02:28 PM
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Straight Pull Spoke Vendor

Trying to find an on-line source for straight pull (SP) spokes.
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Looking for advice from a BF wheel builder with experience building wheels with SP spokes.
Thanks in advance

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My bike shop ordered some straight pull spokes from Wheelsmith.
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Old 03-05-06, 04:50 PM
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These are available from Sapim distributors. My advice is to forget using them. The heads have a tendency to shear off! But if you must, make sure that they are evenly tensioned. See https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/spokes.htm
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Originally Posted by wrench
These are available from Sapim distributors. My advice is to forget using them. The heads have a tendency to shear off! But if you must, make sure that they are evenly tensioned. See https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/spokes.htm
Thank you for your reply and link to a website that does not use SP spokes but that's not what I am looking for here.

I am looking for a spoke supplier and the insight of a fellow wheelbuilder that has experience with SP spokes.

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Originally Posted by wrench
These are available from Sapim distributors. My advice is to forget using them. The heads have a tendency to shear off! But if you must, make sure that they are evenly tensioned. See https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/spokes.htm
I agree with wrench. I'd stick with old fashioned L-bend spokes. I had a friend who had a Mavic? hub with straight screw-in spokes (spokes threaded into hub), and two stripped out. He resorted to epoxy on those two spokes to hold them in - couldn't afford a new hub. Let's face it - spokes sometimes get tweaked or break. I'd rather replace a broken L-bend spoke than replace the hub!
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I have limited experience with SP spokes but go ahead and ask away. Ksyriums are pretty difficult to rebuild because they only hold together once all the spokes are under the correct tension. You wouldn't believe how much the spokes, hub amd rim just part company when you're trying to build them up!

I believe Mavic use a frame to build on to eliminate such problems.

See here for buying some Mavic SP spokes (the only ones I'd use):
https://www.pedalon.co.uk/acatalog/spokes.html

Shame DT don't make any really. They'd be GOOOOD!
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