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Are oval spokes worth it?

Old 12-18-07, 10:12 AM
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Are oval spokes worth it?

I'm too heavy for bladed, I think, 5'5 165 solid, and am using stainless double-butted. I've been told I can find ovals for my vintage Ironman, but so far, nothing from the catalogs. Should I keep looking?
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Too heavy for bladed spokes? Where do you get that?

You're fine.

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Old 12-18-07, 10:32 AM
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I'm 6'4" 200lbs and I've been on bladed spoke for quite a while now and have no problems with the wheelset
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I'm 185lbs and have bladed spokes on 3 wheelsets... never had a problem. I think you're fine going with whatever shaped spokes you'd like.
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Old 12-18-07, 10:40 AM
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I'm about your height/weight 5'9 160, and ride bladed on both bikes. Never a problem.
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Old 12-18-07, 10:41 AM
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Bladed spokes have strong Kung-Fu.

Have you been talking to a moron in the local shop?
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Old 12-18-07, 10:41 AM
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I'm 240 and ride on DT Aero. No problems
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