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Old 07-08-10, 06:49 AM
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Fibrefix emergency spoke on "flangless" hub

Hello,

I purchased a Fibrefix spoke yesterday and upon reading the instructions, noticed that they are designed for the flanged type hubs, or those that use J-bend spokes.

I have "flangless" hubs or straight pull spokes.

I wonder if I could simply tie a knot in the fibre spoke to hold it in the hub? Or perhaps thread it through a nipple, tie it off and insert nipple/fibre spoke into hub side to hold?

Any other ideas?

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You can loop it around a spoke on the opposite side of the axle - IIRC it's in the instructions
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Old 07-08-10, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by rogerstg View Post
You can loop it around a spoke on the opposite side of the axle - IIRC it's in the instructions
Yes, you're right, I do see that, but I wonder how it would work in this case?

I'm not sure how I can describe this via text, but looking at the hubs I have, if one does loop it around on the other side, then the fibre spoke is not supported by a flange but rather almost entirely via the spoke. As well, instead of pulling (mor eor less)in line with the opposite, the fibre spoke would be kinda..sorta pulling in a 90 degree direction on the spoke.

See an image .

This is not an assertion, but merely my musings.
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It looks like you could thread it through the spoke hole and wrap it around the flange protrusion.
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Old 07-08-10, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by rogerstg View Post
It looks like you could thread it through the spoke hole and wrap it around the flange protrusion.
Of course!

Err....shucks, I knew that, I was just testing you.

Smarty pants.
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You can feed a real replacement spoke in without needing to Pull the cassette on those hubs , get a spare spoke ,
or 2 , per needed length tape it to the frame .

Being a Kevlar cord, Fiberfix can function with a knot tied into it, can it not. ?
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sure it can function but knots reduce the breaking strength
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