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"N" Spokes?(3 posts)

"N" Spokes?LC
May 16, 2002 9:20 AM
I was looking at my various wheels and trying to figure out what kind of spokes I had. Looking at the end of the bends I think I have mostly "W" Wheelsmith?, and "DT" which both seem to be good quality. On one wheel I keep breaking "N" spokes on the non-drive side, and the drive side have "O". Anyone know what brand these lousy "N" spokes are? I don't know know what "O" spokes are either, but they seem ok so far. I sure don't want to buy anymore "N" spokes, whatever they are?
re: "N" Spokes?curlybike
May 16, 2002 12:08 PM
W is wheelsmith DT is DT If you buy those you won't get N or O.
re: "N" Spokes?wheels513
May 16, 2002 1:29 PM
N stamped spokes are a cheap Taiwan spoke which break just looking at them,O stamped spokes are the old markings of Mawui ( I think I spelled it right ) which took over spoke making from Union Frontenburg,these are desent spokes not as good as DT or Wheelsmith. Frank