Why does the CTCshop have hubs and rims but no spokes?

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btrigg

Why does the CTCshop have hubs and rims but no spokes?

Postby btrigg » 24 Apr 2008, 10:54am

Looked all over the web site and there is no where where you can order a pack of spokes to go with the hubs and rims...

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hubgearfreak
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Postby hubgearfreak » 24 Apr 2008, 11:18am

then forget that order and go to spacycles.
those chaps are very good, and do all you could ask of an internet shop

thirdcrank
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Postby thirdcrank » 24 Apr 2008, 8:45pm

A CTC spokesman said 'Spokes? Aren't they for bicycles?'

(Incidentally, if you search under 'spoke' they do have a spokeset, whatever that is, but only for a Brompton.)

Sorry for this intrusion - I just had to get my sp.....

GrahamG
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Postby GrahamG » 25 Apr 2008, 3:20pm

Because it's just Evans Cycles rather than a more 'rounded' specialist retailer (like Spa mentioned above) - I suspect a lot of people buy their hubs/rims as cheaply as possible online and then take them to someone else to build up hence the online offerings.