spoke width

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QUIST
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spoke width

Postby QUIST » 19 Jul 2012, 12:52pm

Is there a standard size for spokes on 700 x25 or 700 X 32 touring wheels?

I susect the answer may be no

Thanks in advance

toby

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Re: spoke width

Postby Stradageek » 19 Jul 2012, 1:04pm

QUIST wrote:Is there a standard size for spokes on 700 x25 or 700 X 32 touring wheels?

I susect the answer may be no

Thanks in advance

toby


Afraid not, plenty of online spoke length calculators however, though they in turn require detailed hub/rim measurements.

When touring I just carry 2 or 3 spokes that I've worked out are close enough, and a block extractor (spokes always break block side on the rear)

Cheers

Stradageek

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andrew_s
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Re: spoke width

Postby andrew_s » 19 Jul 2012, 2:14pm

Measuring along a spoke between the spoke head and the inside face of the rim will get you close enough for buying a suitable spare spoke.
For new build, there are spoke calculators that have databases on hub and rim measurements so getting an answer is a case of selecting the correct hub & rim, entering the number of spokes and number of crosses, and pressing the button

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Mick F
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Re: spoke width

Postby Mick F » 19 Jul 2012, 2:44pm

If all you want is a replacement spoke, take out the broken one and measure it. If you want a spare or two, Andrew's idea is ok.

If you want to build a wheel, I reckon it's best to buy your hubs and rims, and then measure them yourself. Rims vary from batch to batch so even if your rim is listed on a website, the measurements may not be correct.

When you have your measurements, input them into an online spoke calculator.
http://www.wheelpro.co.uk/spokecalc/
http://www.bikeschool.com/tools/spoke-length-calculator
These are just two of them.
Mick F. Cornwall

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Re: spoke width

Postby mig » 19 Jul 2012, 4:24pm

does 'width' not mean 'gauge' rather than length?

answer's still 'no' though!