pwa wrote:One good thing to be said about spare spokes is that the spokes themselves are as easy to find a space for as anything. You just find a suitable tube on the bike and tape them to it. But you also need whatever tools it takes to make use of them if the need arises, especially something to get the cassette off.
My philosophy with the spokes is not that I change it myself but that I can get to a bike shop that can change them, but if you arrive without the correct spokes the chances of them having the right ones are small and the order times long. I could do a simple change, but I don't carry a chain whip, cassette tool, etc
This happened to a friend that I was cycling across America with, his spoke broke, he hitched a ride to the next town on a pick-up, and got the spoke changed by the time that I had arrived