lost a spoke

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  • funktree

Posted September 23, 2001 - 07:05 PM


I somehow lost a spoke out of my front wheel today. The nipple isnt visible, I assume its in the tire. Is this gonna be like every other bike Ive owned in that you have to buy a whole set of spokes? If so does anyone have a front spoke for sale? Thanks

  • *mike68*

Posted September 24, 2001 - 01:03 AM


Check your spoke holes to see if they are enlarged. Missing 1 spoke won't really affect you much, juts keep the rest tensioned. I rode with a spoke missing on the rear fo quite a while. Also, I don't think you can buy just one. If you have to order a set, get the stainless spokes and nipples and relace the entire rim.

  • Scott_F

Posted September 24, 2001 - 04:48 AM


I'm in the same predicament. I need to rebuild a front wheel with a broken spoke, and some bent ones. If I buy a set, I'll send you a spoke, or vise versa. :)


Posted September 24, 2001 - 08:41 AM



Check this out....Mabe no more broken spokes....

  • freestyle111

Posted September 25, 2001 - 08:36 PM


i just bought a new set of blue excels w\talon hubs.my stock hubs are being laced with new spokes and blue excels right now.i should be able to pick them up in a couple days.i told shop i wanted old spokes and nipples for spares.i will send you a couple spokes and nipples free if you dont mind waiting few days.let me know hyroler777@rcn.com

  • funktree

Posted September 28, 2001 - 09:46 PM


My computer has been down for a few days, I would still like a spoke. my email is funktree@yahoo.com i can check it from a friends computer til mine gets going. I am definately interested in one spoke. As soon as possible, Ive been told riding with one missing is no big deal, but I tend to have bad mechanical luck.

  • funktree

Posted November 25, 2001 - 08:36 AM


I still need a front spoke, can anyone help me out?

  • motoman393

Posted November 25, 2001 - 05:59 PM


I zip-tied all the points where the spokes meet, so incase my spokes come loose, I dont lose the entire spoke! I think this works great and this method has saved me a few spokes on the past 6 bikes I have owned!

  • SFO

Posted November 26, 2001 - 06:09 AM


I need a spoke for the front as well.
The nipple was stripped and the spoke was flailing around.
I thought I musta hit something...

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  • Scott_F

Posted November 26, 2001 - 10:36 PM


I can fix you both up. Send me your info.

  • SFO

Posted December 05, 2001 - 06:12 AM


Hey Scott...
The package arrived yesterday but the spoke wasn't in it.
The USPS had put the envelope in a bag with an appologetic form letter about how much mail they handle.
Thanks for your help in advance, and I hope you try again.
When are you coming up to nor-cal for an adventure?

  • Scott_F

Posted December 05, 2001 - 09:42 AM


What?!? I hope they choke on that spoke! Their machine probably did. I thought I packaged it carefully. I can send another one, or you can pick it up on your way down to Baja. I am right off the 5 fwy.

I probably won't get up to NorCal until spring. I really want to visit the new MX track called Honey Lake or something, near Reno.

[ December 05, 2001: Message edited by: Scott F ]

  • SFO

Posted December 05, 2001 - 03:27 PM


I would really dig it if you could blast it up here.
I am getting ready to through tires on our bikes and wanted to slip the spoke in whilst the wheel is bare.
Thanks in advance, Bill.

  • SFO

Posted December 06, 2001 - 10:47 PM


Please Scott, Please!
Tell me your sending another spoke for me?

  • Scott_F

Posted December 07, 2001 - 05:16 AM


Ooooookaaaaaaay. I still have your address, but I have to find time to package it (better) and send it. Hopefully I can do that this weekend, and send it Monday. You owe me double though!

  • SFO

Posted December 07, 2001 - 06:09 AM


Thanks Scott! :)

Double it is, or will be :D

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  • funktree

Posted December 09, 2001 - 09:12 AM


I still dont have a spoke for my front, Im not sure what happened. Heres my info again;

Darren Pierce
1331 W 8th Ave
Chico, CA

Im willing to pay shipping and the cost of the spoke if that helps.

  • levy1

Posted December 09, 2001 - 09:36 AM


I don’t want to do a disservice to anyone here but a spoke torque wrench like this was tested in one of the major magazines without favorable results. Again, I do not know if this is the tested manufacture or not. Maybe someone can remember the article.

  • SFO

Posted December 14, 2001 - 01:50 PM


I got it!
Thank god, I was putting off doing the tires for baja until tomorrow and thinking I was just going to have to live 1 spoke short of a full wheel...
The moment I surrender the spoke appears, craftily wrapped in foam!
Thank you very much.


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