Woody you want single butted for polo.
ACI are the cheapest, remember this will reflect on quality, i would have a few less beers and spend the money on a better spoke with a far better track record.
Sapim are affordable and strong and widely used by wheel builders.
DT are top end and probably overstrong for the likes of us - although no problem with that.
I guess I'll go for Sapim then, as you say the difference is only a few pints. Don't need to be super strong as they will have wheel covers + dont mind if they bend. don't knwo what they sued on ym last wheel but they lasted me forever, it was the hub that died!
Have you tried SJS cycles? Great range of spokes.
I also got some from roadace but can't see them advertised.
where is good to buy 32 spokes (292mm) in London, i need to rebuild a wheel tonight, so sadly the online suggestions are not much help
evans have double butted black sapims but a pound a pop including nipples
condor have dt double butted, 30 p each roughly
am not really too fussed re colour
Evans on the cut sold me black double butted sapims for something like 55p each.
jokers at chiswick then!
Right my hub has arrived and i want to get this thing laced up before the wekeend so i can get up bright and early on Sat morning to true it, anywhere i can get spokes from in London town? I hear Evans at the Cut stock them, is this true?!?!
For the record i'm after 280mm, silver or black not too fussed...
i cant be fucking arsed to google "bike shop london" and give you some cunting phone numbers so you can call and check if they have the right length spokes
first letter C followed by ondor
they'll stock what you are looking for
if you buy them from a shop they will cost a lot more than buying online.
having said that almost any bike shop with a proper workshop will have stocks of spokes.
a smaller shop might be more willing to sell them at a fair price so bear that in mind.
fwiw london field cycles do them for 40p a pop
click "miscellany" then click "shops" for a handy map.
does any of this need to be explained to him?
we are not all as amazing as you DJ
we all aim to be as classy a human being as yourself but sadly lots of us fall short of your high standards
we are not worthy
wahey a merge.
Will give condor a ring, their website, although very pretty, is utter shite.
Failing that there's an evans at St. Pauls near my office but i won't hold my breath...
Can someone give me some spoke choice advice please? 70kg rider replacing a very very old set of open pro ceramics with a new set. Have chosen Hope Pro3 hubs's, have a builder but need to drop everything into his lap & have used up my 40 questions, know lengths to get. Want all black to pimp my ride.
Country road use not london assault course.
Q1) Are DT Revolution / Sapim Lasers suitable & which are better? Understand not to use prolock nipples on such because of twisting problems.
Q2) Advice on differential offside/drive rear spoking. The old weight vs performance chesnut. Present rear was designed to survive couriering, Plaingauge offside alpine triple driveside, and it worked. Want a lightweight version now & intrigued to get advice.
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