Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-10-09, 10:36 PM   #1
Tentacle Master
46 bikes and counting...
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Under your LBS...
Bikes: 1992 Trek multitrack 700 sourgrape with red decals, 1992 Trek multtrack 700 (with 1" threadless conversion), 2009 jamis Aurora Elite, 2007 Jamis Cross Country 2.0, 1981 Trek 613, 1980's Fuji "Redlof" folding bike, Iron Horse AT-70 with 48cc motor....
Posts: 107
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
To Save money on spokes....

So my friend does alot of motorized bike a s*** load alot. Anyway the high rigidity requirements needed for the wheels means he custom builds his own wheels. Anyway to help cut the cost on spokes he wants to get a bulk box of DT swiss Spokes all super long and cut them and thread them to size. Right now hes not a big fan of coughing up $100 to buy a spoke threader out of J&B... so is there any alternitive out there? Do the make a die set small enough for spokes or is there a cheaper spoke threader out there that were not finding?

Any help is welcome thanks
Tentacle Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-09, 12:11 AM   #2
A little North of Hell
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,883
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 65 Post(s)
spokes are rolled not cut so, no dies.
Hozan C-700 is not made for mass production use.
Soil_Sampler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-09, 09:16 AM   #3
Senior Member
mrrabbit's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Jose, California
Bikes: 2001 Tommasini Sintesi w/ Campagnolo Daytona 10 Speed
Posts: 3,214
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Have your friend buy a box of DT Swiss in 2.3/2.0...will greatly help reduce the snapping of spokes at the head...currently support someone with two wheels - the electric thingy does have a tad of torque - and it's not very nice to the spokes.

LBS should have a Phil Wood or Morizumi to cut and thread... .10 per spoke is a reasonable charge...

mrrabbit is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:53 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.