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  • Premier Icon ahwiles
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    I’ve got wheels with black spokes, and wheels with silver spokes.

    why do i only break black spokes?

    (fwiw: i’m a skinny mincer, i shouldn’t be able to break anything)

    jamiesilo
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    aha. that’s what i’ve heard too from a reliable source

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    who told you that i’m a skinny mincer?

    (it’s not exactly a secret mind you)

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    because the black ones cost more to replace?

    cynic-al
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    Costs more money to make black spokes, some builders use chap ones to offset this which break.

    davewalsh
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    Because you’re using good quality stainless spokes and cheep black ones ?
    My wheels have DT Swiss DB Comp black spokes and never had any issues.

    reggiegasket
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    ride in the dark?

    Rob Hilton
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    Paint them yourself?

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    that’s the thing, i don’t even want black spokes.

    i’ve never asked for them – but here we are.

    they’re there when i buy a new bikes, and then break. they turn up on new wheels, and then break.

    Rorschach
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    Black spokes being weaker is an old wives tale.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    What size, gauge and brand are each spoke? who build each of the wheels?

    All are factors to consider, not just the colour.

    Rob Hilton
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    i don’t even want black spokes

    Easily remedied

    Rob likes helping

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    I only ever break black spokes. So they must be weaker.

    Premier Icon ctznsmith
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    Where are the spokes breaking? e.g. Elbow, nipple, halfway along?

    Rob Hilton
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    I only ever break black spokes. So they must be weaker.

    Strengthen them up with some silver paint?

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Easily remedied

    Rob likes helping

    Genuine LOL, well done!

    Costs more money to make black spokes, some builders use chap ones to offset this which break.

    This

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    ctznsmith – Member

    Where are the spokes breaking? e.g. Elbow, nipple, halfway along?

    it’s wheel-specific.

    some wheels: at the first turn of thread.

    some wheels: at the elbows.

    ho hum, time to learn how to (re) build wheels then!

    orangeboy
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    If you use purple nipples they won’t brake

    If you rebuild them use a good spoke Dt Sapim aci
    Cheap plain gauge spokes are rubbish
    And unless your very light avoid 1.8 mm and stick with 2.00mm ends and nipples

    Even spoke tension is te key IMO

    Premier Icon ctznsmith
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    If I remember correctly generally breakage at the nipple is usually too much tension.

    At the elbow is fatigue stress, due to inconsistent tension across the wheel.

    In the middle is something in the spokes or scratch your head and be baffled.

    (Someone correct me if I’m wrong)

    jamiesilo
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    aye, ACTUAL LOL Rob Hilton, thanks : )

    Premier Icon zbonty
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    My bike genuinely is hand painted with that Hammerite stuff.

    asterix
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    I had a car painted with blue Hammerite too – lovely!

    Premier Icon zbonty
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    Its a tad agricultural in appearance but scares the thieves.

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