Kevlar Spokes

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glenn

Kevlar Spokes

Postby glenn » 20 Oct 2004, 9:05am

Wrongside, your comment in the 'Crank Bolts' thread "but a fibre-fix kevlar spoke will tide you over", has got me curious. I'm only dimly aware of kevlar spokes - are they a useful emergency spoke to carry around then, particularly for avoiding cassette removal? Can they be cut down to size?

glenn

Wrongside

Re:Kevlar Spokes

Postby Wrongside » 20 Oct 2004, 4:30pm

Glenn, it's all here: http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fiberfix.htm. UK availability? Dunno, but an excellent item for the CTC shop to carry if they don't already.

Caution: these are designed around "traditional" wheels. On a recent club ride, the leader broke a spoke on her fancy black paired-spoke wheels. We all stood around stupidly: we had a Fiberfix, but no way to use it.

Hope this helps,

glenn

Re:Kevlar Spokes

Postby glenn » 21 Oct 2004, 9:22am

Thanks Wrongside, these do look good. If I find any in the UK I'll let everyone know. And you're right, would be a good product for the CTC shop to stock that's 2 hints they've been given now, so just maybe..

glenn