Best source of spokes



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ts

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Hi -

now about to graduate into the sphere of wheelbuilders (well, at least I
hope so . . ), I am looking for somewhere to get decent spokes from.
Previously, I have only bought a handful or two of the correct length to
replace snapped ones, after rim transplants, but now I am after a full
set for a completely new (to be) wheel. Fairly OK rim and hub, so I was
thinking of something like double butted DTs or similar.

Where do you get your spokes from? LBS, specialist component shops,
wheel builders or online shops?

Thanks for any advice,

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Pete Biggs

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ts wrote:
> Where do you get your spokes from? LBS, specialist component shops,
> wheel builders or online shops?


DT: www.deesidecycles.com (reasonable prices) -- Spokes not listed on
wesbite now but they still should be able to supply.

ACI: www.cyclebasket.com/products.php?plid=m9b0s454p0

Sapim Laser (super lightweight, especially good for rear left side or
light front wheels): DotBike, Parker International.

~PB
 
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Tony Raven

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ts wrote:
> Hi -
>
> now about to graduate into the sphere of wheelbuilders (well, at least I
> hope so . . ), I am looking for somewhere to get decent spokes from.
> Previously, I have only bought a handful or two of the correct length to
> replace snapped ones, after rim transplants, but now I am after a full
> set for a completely new (to be) wheel. Fairly OK rim and hub, so I was
> thinking of something like double butted DTs or similar.
>
> Where do you get your spokes from? LBS, specialist component shops,
> wheel builders or online shops?
>


http://www.roseversand.de DT spokes for a fraction of the UK price e.g.
DT Revolutions for 25p ea and Champions for 12p ea. Look for the
English flag on the website to access the English version and the phone
people speak good english


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Tony

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right."
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Jim Price

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ts wrote:
> Where do you get your spokes from? LBS, specialist component shops,
> wheel builders or online shops?


I've tended to get mine from Spa Cycles recently (who also dispense
pretty good advice about wheel building, and have some fine rims in
stock), but given my last order was for >400 maybe I should be talking
to distributors.

JimP

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ts

Guest
Tony Raven <[email protected]> wrote:

> ts wrote:


> > Where do you get your spokes from? LBS, specialist component shops,
> > wheel builders or online shops?
> >

>
> http://www.roseversand.de DT spokes for a fraction of the UK price e.g.
> DT Revolutions for 25p ea and Champions for 12p ea. Look for the
> English flag on the website to access the English version and the phone
> people speak good english


Thanks for all replies.

Have you used the roseversand web pages recently? I get diverted to
<http://www.roseversand.de/output/controller.aspx?cid=1>
whigh gives my browser serious hick-ups. But this may be a MS-IE
compatability issue; I am not using that browser.

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Tony Raven

Guest
ts wrote:
>
> Have you used the roseversand web pages recently? I get diverted to
> <http://www.roseversand.de/output/controller.aspx?cid=1>
> whigh gives my browser serious hick-ups. But this may be a MS-IE
> compatability issue; I am not using that browser.
>


Works OK for me. I get diverted to that page as well which is the
catalogue front page and you can then click the little Union Jack on the
top right to get the english version of the catalogue. I tried it in my
normal Firefox and its fine and also switched the Firefox rendering
engine to IE and it worked fine too, so I'm not sure what your problem is.

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Tony

"The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the
right."
- Lord Hailsham
 
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Tony Raven

Guest
ts wrote:
>
> Have you used the roseversand web pages recently? I get diverted to
> <http://www.roseversand.de/output/controller.aspx?cid=1>
> whigh gives my browser serious hick-ups. But this may be a MS-IE
> compatability issue; I am not using that browser.
>


Try
http://www.roseversand.de/output/controller.aspx?cid=156&detail=3&detail2=394
which is the direct link to the spokes page in english.
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Tony

"The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the
right."
- Lord Hailsham
 
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ts

Guest
Tony Raven <[email protected]> wrote:
> ts wrote:
> > . . . I get diverted to
> > <http://www.roseversand.de/output/controller.aspx?cid=1>
> > whigh gives my browser serious hick-ups.

>
> Works OK for me. I get diverted to that page as well which is the
> catalogue front page and you can then click the little Union Jack on the
> top right to get the english version of the catalogue. I tried it in my
> normal Firefox and its fine and also switched the Firefox rendering
> engine to IE and it worked fine too, so I'm not sure what your problem is.


Looks like a Java-script issue. All the other recommended web sites
worked with my default (Mac) browser - iCab. A later version, with less
restrictive settings (java, cookies, etc. . . ) allowed the pages to
load.

Searching a bit on my own led me to <wwww.bike-box.de>, which also stock
spokes, among other bits (no browser problems there - but on the other
hand, apparently no English text version). Both German companies seem to
price their stuff competitively, until you check the P&P charges. 16 and
12 euros to the UK, respectively, which easily outbalances what you can
save on small orders, such as spokes for one or two wheels, though.

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ts

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Pete Biggs <[email protected]> wrote:

> ts wrote:
> > Where do you get your spokes from? LBS, specialist component shops,
> > wheel builders or online shops?

>
> DT: www.deesidecycles.com (reasonable prices) -- Spokes not listed on
> wesbite now but they still should be able to supply.
>
> ACI: www.cyclebasket.com/products.php?plid=m9b0s454p0
>
> Sapim Laser (super lightweight, especially good for rear left side or
> light front wheels): DotBike, Parker International.


It looks like the ACIs are relatively cheap, 2x22 for one wheel at
around £6, but plus £6 for P&P. Looking around the web took me to
<www.pedalbicycles.com>, who priced boxes of 100 or 144 at the £19 - £22
level. However, I couldn't see their P&P charges, since their web page
was down for maintenance earlier today.

I'll check with w3.deesidecycles.com for their pricing, but I will
probably end up with a couple of sets of Sapim Lasers from either
DotBike.com or Parkers International, which both wanted around £20 for
two sets of 20 spokes.

Thanks again for all input!

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