DT Spokes have changed?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Muffa, Apr 22, 2003.

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  1. Muffa

    Muffa Guest

    I have noticed a change to the worse in the shape of the spokes. The bend got sharper and the
    distance between head and bend got longer. This makes wheelbuilding more complicated, washers are
    always needed to have the shoulder of the spoke touch the flange, even with hubs were this was not
    needed previously. What is the reason for this? I suspect it must me marketing, there cant be
    technical reasons for this.
     
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  2. muffa-<< I have noticed a change to the worse in the shape of the spokes. The bend got sharper and
    the distance between head and bend got longer. This makes wheelbuilding more complicated, washers
    are always needed to have the shoulder of the spoke touch the flange, \ They changed to a longer
    elbow about 2 years ago and went back to the original shortly thereafter. Was made for thick flange
    hubs like CK, Hugi, Campagnolo, XTR.XT. Washers aren't 'always' needed, depends on the flange.

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  3. Harris

    Harris Guest

    muffa <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I have noticed a change to the worse in the shape of the spokes. The bend got sharper and the
    > distance between head and bend got longer. This makes wheelbuilding more complicated, washers are
    > always needed to have the shoulder of the spoke touch the flange, even with hubs were this was not
    > needed previously. What is the reason for this? I suspect it must me marketing, there cant be
    > technical reasons for this.

    Read all about it here:

    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/DTspokes.htm

    I was unfortunate enough to get a batch of these a few years ago. I ended up re-spoking the wheel
    and cutting up the "R" spokes. They were only in circulation for a short time.

    Art Harris
     
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