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Old 07-16-13, 02:57 PM
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straigt pull spokes for Campagnolo G# wheels

Just a few quick questions:

-will generic spokes work? The Campagnolo replacement kits seem a bit overpriced and contain more than I need

-What's a good online vendor for straight pull spokes (in small quantities)? most shops I usually go to either don't carry them at all or require a 72+ spoke order.
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My Guess , Since I don't ever see those ..

are both ends threaded? a flat bladed spoke can be threaded in using the flat blade
then you can hold the blade while you tension the nipple on the end where the rim is..


Most spokes are sold in boxes of 50 or 100 ct, if anyone has them as each, they will charge you a Lot more .
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
My Guess , Since I don't ever see those ..

are both ends threaded? a flat bladed spoke can be threaded in using the flat blade
then you can hold the blade while you tension the nipple on the end where the rim is..


Most spokes are sold in boxes of 50 or 100 ct, if anyone has them as each, they will charge you a Lot more .
nope, one end has a little nailhead, just like a regular J-bend spoke, but without the bend, and the other end is threaded the normal way. Although later versions of my Zonda wheels came with bladed sections, these are the older ones with round spokes. However, the spoke plates that are used between the spoke head and the hub are slotted for aero spokes, so if I fail to find round straight pull spokes I can always go bladed (which are rather more easy to find), but then I'll have to redo the entire wheel.
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seems the head would still rotate .. until the tension increases the friction under the head enough..



Here it's more replace a spoke for a tourist so they continue down the coast, they're less critical on visuals.
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Last year I managed to ride over a branch that rolled up and then snagged my front wheel. This locked the front wheel and sent me flying face first. It was going uphill at just 8 mph so I was only bruised. The branch was firmly lodged into the low cost Campy Khamsin wheels and was removed. I managed to go another 50 miles that day without popping a spoke. A few days later a single spoke did fail.

I could not find a proper spoke locally but found a perfect sized replacement at http://www.prowheelbuilder.com/sapim...er-spokes.html. This site will sell you individual spokes, so there is no need to buy a box of 100 and they have every sizes between 208 and 306. Replacement could not have been easier - once I figured the right size. By the way, silver spoke can easily be blacked with a permanent marker - so don't let the color stop you.

The wheels trued back up and are still use. They seem bullet-proof having now also withstood a later sliding-fall at 26 mph, several chain drops and derailleur wrap and snag (bad hanger - no spokes broken).

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