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SS spoke supplier?
« on: 02.08. 2019 22:23 »
I notice that I have a broken spoke in the back wheel. Ruddy potholes! Where should I go for stainless spokes?

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Re: SS spoke supplier?
« Reply #1 on: 02.08. 2019 23:16 »
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Re: SS spoke supplier?
« Reply #2 on: 02.08. 2019 23:26 »

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Re: SS spoke supplier?
« Reply #3 on: 03.08. 2019 08:50 »
CWC are good but last time I needed a spoke the minimum order was ten, making them rather expensive. Maybe try Brickwoods?

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Re: SS spoke supplier?
« Reply #4 on: 03.08. 2019 09:28 »
I have found CWC and Devon overly expensive and not very helpful. Both seem to have a ‘take it or leave it’ attitude and we know what that did for the UK motorcycle industry.
Stainless is not a precious metal and spoke machines crank out spokes at speed, so charging £2 or thereabouts for a spoke is, in my view, way over the top. But they can ‘throw in’ the nipples (which take more work to make) thereby highlighting the problem
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Re: SS spoke supplier?
« Reply #5 on: 03.08. 2019 09:32 »
 
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........ Ruddy potholes! ........

 Soft words......Mine are a shitload harder  *rant* *rant*  *problem* *rant* *bash*  *bash**rant* *rant* *bash**rant* *problem* *rant* *rant*...and that's not harsh enough

 I bought my rims and spokes from CWC too, and lucky they chucked in a few spares- not sure if they charged me though *conf2*....
    I've used one extra but nice to have more at hand, and should've asked for extra rear ones when I ordered a replacement front rim *conf2*
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Re: SS spoke supplier?
« Reply #6 on: 03.08. 2019 09:40 »
I will strip the tyre off and identify the size and type of spoke. I was hoping to buy a single spoke but I guess it won't hurt to have spares.

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Re: SS spoke supplier?
« Reply #7 on: 03.08. 2019 10:28 »
I have got a spare or two for 19 inch S/A FW hubs, if that's what your after PM me details and I'll pop one in the post.
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Re: SS spoke supplier?
« Reply #8 on: 03.08. 2019 10:52 »
I have got a spare or two for 19 inch S/A FW hubs, if that's what your after PM me details and I'll pop one in the post.
Off to Powburn show today, was going to take the bike but I've been a bit crocked this week so taking Wife, next door neighbours and Border Terrier Bramble instead
Thanks Bill. I don't know if my Plunger spokes would be the same as a SA wheel.

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Re: SS spoke supplier?
« Reply #9 on: 03.08. 2019 15:13 »
Buchanan’s are my go to people for wheelie stuff

I have spare new rear wheel spokes for SA that I can donate if they are the same and it helps

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Re: SS spoke supplier?
« Reply #10 on: 03.08. 2019 17:00 »
I've unscrewed the spoke and left the nipple in the wheel.
It's a straight spoke that should have a mushroom tip. The spoke is for QD crinkle hub wheels. Here is a sketch of the offending article. If you happen to have a spare that I could buy from you I'd appreciate it.  *smile*

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Re: SS spoke supplier?
« Reply #11 on: 03.08. 2019 17:17 »
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I don't know if my Plunger spokes would be the same as a SA wheel.

Yes somewhere in the back of my mind I thought yours was a different model, no probs
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Re: SS spoke supplier?
« Reply #12 on: 03.08. 2019 22:44 »
I've unscrewed the spoke and left the nipple in the wheel.
It's a straight spoke that should have a mushroom tip. The spoke is for QD crinkle hub wheels. Here is a sketch of the offending article. If you happen to have a spare that I could buy from you I'd appreciate it.  *smile*

G'day GB  I could make you one but the post cost would be more than getting a hand full from someone local  *eek*
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Re: SS spoke supplier?
« Reply #13 on: 21.08. 2019 11:37 »
My spoke, plus a spare were supplied by the lovely Morris/Patrick in Belgium. He refused any money, even the postage, so £10 has been donated to this forum. Thank you again Patrick.  *smile*
I've just fitted the spoke.