Re: [CR]Sapim Spokes

Example: Production Builders:Cinelli

Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 14:22:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Feldman <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Sapim Spokes
To: Bill Rider <>,
In-Reply-To: <002401c4b6b6$ecb0cf50$e8210e04@bikerider>

I have had better luck. I use DT nipples--better appearance and the corners on the alloy ones don't round off--and better threading. I keep 180 lb.+ riders off of the Lazers on rear wheels same as I'd do with DT Revolutions.
David FEldman

--- Bill Rider wrote:

> I have built and ridden on wheels with butted Sapim

\r?\n> spokes. I agree with Joe that they thread harder.

\r?\n> I always use brass nipples to avoid stripping the

\r?\n> nipple shoulders at the higher stress. When ridding

\r?\n> often and hard, I found the did not hold true as

\r?\n> well as DT or Wheelsmith spokes. I have the feeling

\r?\n> they tend to stress relieve under use, even though I

\r?\n> was carefull to work out stresses during building.

\r?\n> billRider

\r?\n> San Dimas, CA