Replacing broken spoke - size issue

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RichR2
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Replacing broken spoke - size issue

Postby RichR2 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:00 am

Broke a spoke on drive side rear of my Prolite Braccianos. Sourcing a new spoke from prolite or uk importer is impossible (gradually discovering how crap most bike companies after sales service is), so been trying to find alternative. Found some DT Swiss Aero Lite spokes but they only come in sizes 1mm shorter or longer than the quoted size on Prolites Tech page for Braccianos.

I've never done any wheel work and would like to know if that 1mm is critical and if not, whether its best to go 1mm longer or shorter. Thanks

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freezing77
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Re: Replacing broken spoke - size issue

Postby freezing77 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:02 am

Go shorter. 1 mm is not critical.

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Re: Replacing broken spoke - size issue

Postby shadow4532 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:59 am

http://www.justridingalong.com/wheel-parts/spokes.html
try here they'll even cut them to length for you.
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RichR2
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Re: Replacing broken spoke - size issue

Postby RichR2 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:02 pm

That's brilliant, thanks for the link.

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ugo.santalucia
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Re: Replacing broken spoke - size issue

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Oct 17, 2013 15:09 pm

What size are they quoting? Many of these quoted sizes are wrong


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