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wheel with bladed spokes(4 posts)

wheel with bladed spokeskanekikapu
Jun 16, 2003 11:37 AM
this is just a random question that i wanna ask after i crashed and burn my wheel... the question is>>>

how does mechanic build a wheel with bladed spokes? isn't the cross section of the bladeis too wide to pass through the nipple hole... or the blade the spoke after lacing it? thank for reading
variesDougSloan
Jun 16, 2003 11:48 AM
Some hubs made for bladed spokes; some people file the hub spoke holes; some hub/spoke systems allow the spokes to be inserted from the side, with sort of "nail head" (not curved) spoke ends.

Doug
I think that there might be a special tool for slotting hubsMR_GRUMPY
Jun 16, 2003 12:10 PM
I've got a 28 hole Dura Ace wheel that has been slotted.
Ps. Shimano now says that radial is a no-no.
Just get Wheelsmith's oval spokes for the front. They fit.
I think that there might be a special tool for slotting hubsweiwentg
Jun 16, 2003 3:27 PM
additionally, Sapim CX-rays, DT Aerolites, and Wheelsmith AE15s will fit without slotting. the pricing for CX-rays and Aerolites is ridiculous - something like $2 per spoke for the Sapims. the pricing for AE15s is not - I got quoted $0.65 a spoke by Bill Larson, who posts on the MTBR classifieds sometimes. the CX-rays are very strong, though; Nico Vouilloz (sp?) uses them for downhill.
also, I think slotting the flanges for Shimano and Campy hubs will void the warranty.