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Blanded Spoke Replacement(4 posts)

Blanded Spoke Replacementjagiger
Sep 14, 2001 7:21 PM
Some how I bent a spoke on my Mavic Kysrium wheels. I started calling around & found that no one had replacements locally.
One other shop told me that they did & I drove 25mi to find out that they didn't know what they were talking about.

I was going to order a replacement spoke on Monday. I wanted to know if I should consider doing the replacement myself or had it off to the LBS? How would I be able to tell if the lbs is qualify?

I think I'll need a special spoke wrench too, which would be good to have around. Any suggestions on how to get the spoke tension right? Thanks for your help!
Classic accommodation job.nee Spoke Wrench
Sep 15, 2001 4:40 PM
This kind of job is a pure money loser for the bike shop. They are going to have to buy a package of 18 bladed spokes in the correct length in order to sell you one to fix your bike. The bike shop owner will never live long enough to sell the other 17 and you're probably not going to be willing to pay him the $23.00 it will take for him to break even on the deal. If you don't already have a pretty good relationship with an LBS, they're probably going to try to pass you onto somebody else so that they won't be the ones stuck with an unprofitable repair. If the shop manager feels you are already a good customer who has sent other business his way, he may take the job as an accommodation to you.

The more I learn about high end fancy wheels, the better I like conventional wheels.
Tks...any place on-line with Mavic Kysrium spokesjagiger
Sep 15, 2001 9:12 PM
The Mavic guys said they are packages of 10.
Oops...thats's Bladed Spoke Replacementjagiger
Sep 15, 2001 9:07 PM