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Old 07-31-09, 11:33 AM
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Ordering Stein Hypercracker and Fiber Fix in Europe?

Hi!

Any dealers in europe who ship the Stein Hypercracker and Fiber Fix?
I usually order stuff from wiggle, sjs and chainreaction in the UK (I live in sweden) but none of these have them on their websites.
Harris Cyclery (US) have a minimum order limit of $100 (but nothing else I need at the moment)...

Any other suggestions as to how I can get round this dilemma?

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Fiber-Fix spoke

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-S...poke-20155.htm

Cassette cracker

https://www.spacycles.co.uk/products....id=m2b0s72p595

I'd ring one up and ask them if they carry the other or if they could get the other item to save on two lots of shipping costs to Sweden.

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Great! Thanks TheBrick (I must have missed that on sjs :/
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I'm in the US, but I ordered mine through my local bike shop. You might ask your local bike shop if they can get them for you.
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I have to wonder... If you will have a hyper cracker, why not carry real spokes for spares?

BTW, the Unior Cassette Cracker works fine and is much lighter and much cheaper if that is available.
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My thinking was to have the Fiber-Fix for a quick "roadside" repair, then get down to taking the cassette off and using real spokes in "camp" or having gotten to a bike shop, though I do see your point as to it being a double fix (belt and suspenders?) I've never used a cracker, so probably once I get proficient with it I wouldn't need the fiber-fix...

Thanks everyone for your comments, I'll look into the Unior aswell

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Originally Posted by imi
My thinking was to have the Fiber-Fix for a quick "roadside" repair, then get down to taking the cassette off and using real spokes in "camp" or having gotten to a bike shop, though I do see your point as to it being a double fix (belt and suspenders?) I've never used a cracker, so probably once I get proficient with it I wouldn't need the fiber-fix...
Makes sense. I hope you can find them there.
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Originally Posted by imi
My thinking was to have the Fiber-Fix for a quick "roadside" repair, then get down to taking the cassette off and using real spokes in "camp" or having gotten to a bike shop.
Exactly my thinking. I can put the FiberFix in pretty quickly and get moving again.
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I'm sure you would have thought of this if you had a welder in the family, but it would be a lot cheaper to just braze or weld that dongle to an existing plain steel socket.
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Originally Posted by imi
My thinking was to have the Fiber-Fix for a quick "roadside" repair, then get down to taking the cassette off and using real spokes in "camp" or having gotten to a bike shop, though I do see your point as to it being a double fix (belt and suspenders?) I've never used a cracker, so probably once I get proficient with it I wouldn't need the fiber-fix...

Thanks everyone for your comments, I'll look into the Unior aswell
This is my thinking as well. However, I have yet to break a spoke in 3 tours since I started having my rear wheel properly tensioned prior to the tour (knock on wood!) The Fiber-Fix spokes weigh almost nothing, and the two spare spokes on my chainstay don't weigh much either. I carry them both.
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