re: [CR]When did stainless spokes appear?

Example: Racing:Jean Robic

Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 19:09:09 -0400
From: Harvey M Sachs <>
To:, Classic Rendezvous <>
Subject: re: [CR]When did stainless spokes appear?

Tom Sanders asks:

I just got a lovely set of 27" wheels (from a very nice CR Lister) that have stainless spokes. They are dated '68. Were stainless spokes used that early? +++++++++++++++++ CycloPedia carried the stainless version of the Robergels as far back as the early to mid-60s, as I recall. They (and the slightly later Stellas) had a reputation for brittleness; I don't remember being able to afford either.

harvey sachs
mcLean VA