Broke a spoke, need replacement, but which??

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beardwithabike
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Broke a spoke, need replacement, but which??

Postby beardwithabike » Wed Jan 09, 2013 21:08 pm

I measured the spoke length on my bike and its 260mm from the hub to the nipple. I have also measure the spoke diameter at 1.8mm.

So is that what I need? There doesn't seem to be many options.

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Re: Broke a spoke, need replacement, but which??

Postby Chunkers1980 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 21:10 pm

Sounds about right.

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Re: Broke a spoke, need replacement, but which??

Postby beardwithabike » Wed Jan 09, 2013 21:12 pm

Does the diameter matter though? As the nipples are standard surely? So as long as its 260mm that would be it right?

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Re: Broke a spoke, need replacement, but which??

Postby Chunkers1980 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 21:17 pm

Yep, thread the same. Best get the same gauge too, ie plain or butted.

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Re: Broke a spoke, need replacement, but which??

Postby The Rookie » Wed Jan 09, 2013 21:21 pm

Measure to the spoke tip, if you measure to the nipple the new nipple will have no spoke to screw onto!

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Re: Broke a spoke, need replacement, but which??

Postby beardwithabike » Wed Jan 09, 2013 21:34 pm

Thanks for the help guys


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