Cutting spoke threads

On Sat, 24 Dec 2005 18:30:43 -0600, A Muzi <[email protected]> wrote:
>Jasper Janssen wrote:
>> My mailorder place seems to sell all their spokes in sets of 20 -- leads
>> to minimal wastage (except of course for 48s). With 36s and 32s you've got
>> 2 or 4 spokes each side as spare.

>How does that compare to $24 per wheel for the exact count
>plus one?

Depends on the spoke, of course. DT Champion 3.60 euro (all prices without
nipples) silver, 7.40 black, Comp 4.40/7.80, Rev, silver only, 7.20,
Alpine III, silver only, 5.80. A set of 40 regular brass 12 mm DT nipples
is 1.60, 2 for the 14 and 16s. Alu and pro lock nipples significantly

So Champs at 2x3.60+1.60 per wheel is E8.80 per set of 40, Black comps
with pro lock nipples 7.80*2+6.40=22 euros. Plus of course 6 euros
international shipping from germany to the netherlands.

They're not an LBS (although they do actually sell single spokes, at about
120% or so of the cost per 20 -- by the time you hit 36 spoke wheels, the
boxes of 20 are cheaper), but they're not bad either.

On Sun, 25 Dec 2005 02:16:46 +0100, "James Thomson"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Delivery is 3.95 within Germany, 12.00 within Europe, regardless of order

Huh, they changed it. Used to be 1.95 Germany. Anyway, neighbouring
countries (as a loose term for the group they've defined), in which I am
in the Netherlands, get shipping for 6 euros. At that, it's no more than
fair, since the place is like a quarter of an hour's ride from our border.


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