Re: [CR] Reusing spokes: one reason not to

Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck

Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 08:24:43 -0700
To: Michael Shiffer <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Reusing spokes: one reason not to

Drop of Tri-Flo or any other lightweight oil at each junction and a wipe of excess when done with the wheel - will reduce or even eliminate the noise.

Otherwise...ride and enjoy.


Robert Shackelford San Jose, CA USA

Quoting Michael Shiffer <>:
> I don't recall in the recent discussion of reusing spokes whether anyone
> pointed out that there is often a flat spot worn on the spoke where it
> crosses another one. This is especially noticeable on laced wheels which
> have been in use for some time. Although I haven't seen a spoke fail here, I
> would not reuse any spoke with a notch or flat spot on the shaft. I was
> reminded of this last night: while working on my wife's bike, I checked the
> spoke tension on her well-traveled rear wheel and noticed how comfortable
> the spokes are with each other where they laced. They popped in and out of
> place with an audible click.
> --
> Michael Shiffer
> EuroMeccanica, Inc.
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