Bladed spokes

by Sam Alison   October 31, 2012  

I'm in the process of putting together some track wheels using some Phil Wood hubs and Reynolds DV46 rims. I'd like to use a wide bladed spoke in them - radial front, 3x rear. Due to the deep rim section I need fairly unusual spoke lengths - 249mm for the front and 276mm for the rear. Because of the internal nipples on the Reynolds rims I need a 2.0mm threaded spoke. Madison only have a few odd lengths - normal 700c lengths ~294 - 300, and Chickens don't seem to bring in the CX, only the CX ray. I could go to a CX Ray or aerolite, but for two reasons I want to use a full width bladed spoke. First because of the stiffness as they are for track wheels. Second because the hubs are slotted and it would be a bit odd not to use bladed spokes now I've gone to the hassle and expense of ordering slotted hubs...

So - any guidance on where it might be possible to source suitable spokes or possibly suggest an alternative would be greatly appreciated!

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halo do a bladed spoke in a wide range of lengths:

http://www.ison-distribution.com/english/product.php?part=SKIDZ267

they're out of 250mm ones right now though...

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7258 posts]
31st October 2012 - 11:18

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Thanks for that Dave. Unfortunately they seem to be much like a CX Ray type profile rather than a wider blade, plus they are black, and I don't have an account with Ison. Other than that, perfect Wink

posted by Sam Alison [21 posts]
31st October 2012 - 12:21

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glad i could help Thinking

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7258 posts]
31st October 2012 - 12:37

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I do appreciate it - seems to be very hard to get hold of old style wide bladed spokes these days...

posted by Sam Alison [21 posts]
31st October 2012 - 13:39

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Just checking you've thought about how these wide bladed spokes are going to fit through the holes in the hub flange...?

posted by lludwell. [9 posts]
11th November 2012 - 20:44

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lludwell. wrote:
Just checking you've thought about how these wide bladed spokes are going to fit through the holes in the hub flange...?

Yes, as I said in the original post the hubs are slotted. Thankfully I've now found some, coming from the Czech republic....

posted by Sam Alison [21 posts]
11th November 2012 - 22:27

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