Okay, so I did it! I had some time this weekend and respoked a wheel using the same spokes(radially laced) that I was running when I broke a hub flange. The spokes were the right size, shiny and straight. Why is this practice frowned upon? Heck, I used the old nipples too - that's supposed to be alright though. thanks, Rodney Handsfield, Wichita, KS.