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  • Need about 70x 292mm spokes.. buying them online seems silly as postage is 50% of spokes price or something like that. Anywhere with free delivery that I haven't though of?

  • Go to a bike shop... I was going to get some spokes online but I got fed up with everyone selling them in stupid quantities. In the end I just didn't bother building the wheel and use the rim as a household ornament.

  • St Johns Cycles is pretty much the best place online as they sell spokes individually. Never found their shipping rates to be high either.

    I only use 'em though cause none of the LBSs around me seem to want to bother selling spokes to the general public.

  • SAPIM Laser from dotbike.com (Black Triple Butted) but have to opay for postage.

    SJS is good too..

    DT butted from Evans if you're in a massive rush and OK with 'normal' spokes?

    Condor & Brixton Cycles have good stocks of various types usually..

  • could also try parker international, was going to buy some dt swiss spokes from there, only come in packs of 20 though.

  • cheers guys :)

    the cheapest I could find for smallish quantities (wheel build..) was cyclebasket.com, for ACI Alpina spokes.. The cheapest overall though was ribble, 20.90 quid for 144 spokes, posted.. They only sell in 144 boxes though, so it came out a few quid more expensive than cyclebasket but I have enough spokes to build 2 wheelsets.. Hm.. anyone need some 292mm spokes? :)

  • i know they sell spokes individually and such in apex cycles, which is in clapham, if your from south london its easy to get to.

  • Hi, I was also looking at the ACI Alpina spokes as a cheaper alternative to DT or Sapins. They are made in Italy so i guess they are nice spokes. Alpina's 2mm/ 1.7mm/ 2mm is pretty close to the DT revolutions 2/1.5/2. I'm guessing they are all made from a similar grade of steel. Can anyone confirm ACI Alpina are nice spokes?
    On my google searches into the early hours i did find some even cheaper db spokes - 100 for £10!
    http://www.universalcyclecentre.co.uk/Ge­nstock.htm
    (Not sure what the thicknesses are, and they are sold in very long lengths so would need cutting and threading - not worth the hassle of buying tools to do that!)
    Unxetas, as it happens I'm after some 292mm spokes, and also need about 70. If they are going spare, do you want to go halves?

  • cyclebasket sell ACI's for 14p IIRC - postage is steep at £6 though.

  • I bulit my wheelset using ACI spokes from cyclebasket. No problems with the spokes, appear to be of good quality. Mines are laced up to CXP 22 rims. Postage is a bit steep, if all your buying is spokes. However, thay have lots of other low-priced fixed gear stuff which can make up for the cost of postage (such as fixed hubs, miche sprockets and chains). They also have a spoke lengths page for popular hub/rim combinations:
    http://www.cyclebasket.com/sitepage.php?­id=5

  • and they send their stuff by interlink which is pretty much the best experience i had with shipping stuff. quick, and they actually call you up when they're outside your door. none of that parcelfarce crap. i always try to throw a few things on in the same order... but last time i just went for a pair of miche hubs they sell for 46quid. + 6 quid shipping it's only 52. still cheaper than anywhere i can find!

  • Rooski Hi, I was also looking at the ACI Alpina spokes as a cheaper alternative to DT or Sapins. They are made in Italy so i guess they are nice spokes. Alpina's 2mm/ 1.7mm/ 2mm is pretty close to the DT revolutions 2/1.5/2. I'm guessing they are all made from a similar grade of steel. Can anyone confirm ACI Alpina are nice spokes?
    On my google searches into the early hours i did find some even cheaper db spokes - 100 for £10!
    http://www.universalcyclecentre.co.uk/Ge­nstock.htm
    (Not sure what the thicknesses are, and they are sold in very long lengths so would need cutting and threading - not worth the hassle of buying tools to do that!)
    Unxetas, as it happens I'm after some 292mm spokes, and also need about 70. If they are going spare, do you want to go halves?

    At the bike shop i work at we use Alpina spokes a lot, my wheels are currently built using them too and alls good, even after taking a beating through some pot holes. But good spokes also become better with the combintion of what they are attached to. So if you have a cheap rim or cheap hub, the wheel will only be as strong as its weakest part. saying that though, good spokes are well worth the few extra pennies even on cheap rim and hub builds. hope this helps, i give Alpina the thumbs up.

  • if you are ever after weird length spokes in silver or black contact JD whisker or whisper me. after scouring the country for 280mm black spokes i called these dudes and some were in the mail ASAP :)

  • I'm building my first wheel and I've read that it's best not to skimp when buying spokes. So I'm thinking of buying DT Swiss - can anybody recommend the best / cheapest place to buy them?

    Sorry if a similar question has already been asked, I have tried searching the forums.

  • Chain Reaction

  • ACI DB, cyclebasket or ribble

  • If you don't want to buy your spokes in 100s (if, perhaps, you have differing lengths needed for dishing) Spa Cycles in Harrogate will sell spokes in the exact amounts you want - not DT though, they sell Sapim and ACI.

  • Get those sexy Phil spokes with the logo stamped onto each spoke....whoooaah (I just had a shiver thinking about them :)

  • Cyclebasket sell ACI singly, in tens or in hundreds but they charge £6 for postage.
    Outspkoken sell them in hundreds on their website but I emailed them and they offered to sell me 28 for a tenner including postage.
    (Not DB though)

  • Get those sexy Phil spokes with the logo stamped onto each spoke....whoooaah (I just had a shiver thinking about them :)

    Been looking on google and not too sure where to get those, do you know any uk distributor that does them ?

  • BLB does em.

  • I've had a look on Chain Reaction but they only seem to sell MTB length spokes.

    A lot of you are saying about the ACI spokes but I read somewhere they're not that good - how do they compare to DT Swiss?

  • BLB does em.

    Yeah I thought that may be the case, I think I will go without in which case LOL

  • think I will ask maxtokyofixedgear to source them for me instead

  • Or how about just ordering from Phil Wood direct? I suppose there's the tax to consider...

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