Re: [CR]DT Spokes in Silver?

Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley

Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 07:40:50 -0400
From: "Daniel Artley" <>
To: <>, <>
Subject: Re: [CR]DT Spokes in Silver?

Now I agree that 3x may be more appropriate, but I really like the 4x and have been building 4x wheels w/ 36 spokes since the 70's with absolutely no problems. There's a bit of overlapping the heads of the spokes when you need to replace one, but I've never not been able to replace a spoke. All other opinions aside, I think tangential spoking makes for a more comfortable wheel (no flames please).

Dan Artley in Parkton, MD
>>> Sheldon Brown <> 10/24/2005 12:36 PM >>>

Quoth Daniel Artley:
>I've been searching for 14x17 ga. spokes for my 60's Viking. My local
>shop tried to get DT Revolution spokes that met that criteria in a 307 mm
>length (4x 36 hole). Through his supplier, QBP, they are available in
>silver up to 300 mm., then only in black (Anodized?).
> You shouldn't do 4x for 36 spoke wheels.

Go with 3x, you won't have any trouble finding spokes.

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