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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:49 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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does anyone know where you can buy dt swiss competion 700c spokes in one wheel size quantity i.e 36no.parkers only list per 100.and chain reaction only mountain bike size.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:29 pm 
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not DT, but you can get the quantities ...
http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b0s156p0


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McConvey cycles sell them in singles, you can also try dot bike or total cycling.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:20 pm 
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thanks for the info.i will go to spa and use sapin spokes,any advice which type for light touring?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:27 pm 
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I get all mine from the following, superfast service and a great price 20p eash.
http://www.cyclebasket.com/products.php ... 9b87s454p0


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 Post subject: buying spokes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:49 pm 
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blimey,new makes coming up,now i,m more unsure what to use,and i haven,t asked which rim to use yet.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:55 pm 
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unless you want coloured/fancy shaped ones, stainless DB 14/16 work for all wheels or fit 14G plain on the drive side. never had a problem with them and have ridden them on the Peaks for years.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:33 am 
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yeah, stainless DB. I use em all round to build a lighter wheel - wheel weight is supposedly the most important thing on a bike. Select your rims first tho', as spoke length will depend on the rim's depth.
Spa have some decent mavic alternatives at v. good prices.


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 Post subject: Re: buying spokes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:49 pm 
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craggy wrote:
blimey,new makes coming up,now i,m more unsure what to use,and i haven,t asked which rim to use yet.


Personally I think the DT Swiss are expensive, particularly if you buy in small quantities. The ACI are very good value, and perform exactly the same. I've been buying them from cyclebasket for some time and had no problems.

I've used the Sapims from dotbike.com too and their service is excellent as well.

Best to buy them in at least bunches of 20 - they're very easy to misplace.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:45 pm 
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Thank you for all the information


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