Re: [CR]Reusing Spokes


Example: Component Manufacturers

Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 23:26:02 -0600
To: "Rodney Handsfield" <rhandsfield@cox.net>
From: Mark Stonich <mark@bikesmithdesign.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Reusing Spokes
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

At 11/25/2007 10:36 PM -0600, Rodney Handsfield wrote:
>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.

I re-use spokes whenever possible. Never had reason to regret it. Not yet anyway.

Mark Stonich;
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