Re: [CR]WTB Galvanized spokes


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Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 15:33:41 -0800
From: mrrabbit@mrrabbit.net
To: joeb-z@comcast.net
Subject: Re: [CR]WTB Galvanized spokes
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cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

"Mr. Rabbit is probably busy signing up again for a well known reason."

I'll take that as a snide comment...

"Stainless and chromed spokes often start to crack after a certain life anyway,

so why not use the more durable galvanized and replace them when they start to rust (if they rust)? I think a lot of money has been wasted on stainless spokes

myself, but the world does not seem to agree."

The world ceased production of the galvanized spokes after only a few years...for good reasons. I'll take the plain zincs by companies such as Robergel and stainless by DT and generic manus over galvanized any day.

Normally I'd pat you on the back and present you with a squeezy star labelled "Libertarian of the Year" and beam with pride - but doubt you'd notice.

Robert Shackelford San Jose, CA, USA

Quoting joeb-z@comcast.net:
> Mr. Rabbit is probably busy signing up again for a well known reason.
> Seriously, other than cosmetics, galvanized (zinc plated) spokes are probably
> superior to stainless or chrome plated. Cyclically tensioned structures (read
> spokes) are subject to various cracking mechanisms. Stainless and chromed
> spokes often start to crack after a certain life anyway, so why not use the
> more durable galvanized and replace them when they start to rust (if they
> rust)? I think a lot of money has been wasted on stainless spokes myself, but
> the world does not seem to agree.
>
> Joe Bender-Zanoni
> Hamden, CT
>
> -------------- Original message --------------
> From: mrrabbit@mrrabbit.net
>
> > Why in God's name would you want galvanized? Also, shouldn't these be zinc?
>
> >
> > =8-)
> >
> >
> > Quoting Otis :
> >
> > > I need some NOS galvanized spokes for my pre war Pierce project. I need
> > > 303mm and 306mm (36 each) or long enough blanks to cut. Only need the
> spokes
> > >
> > > I have nipples.
> > >
> > > If you can help, please reply offlist.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance, Jon Williams
> > > Grants Pass Oregon USA