[CR]Re: vintage spokes? or how anal should we be?

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Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 16:18:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: "EPL" <lowiemanuel@yahoo.ca>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <MONKEYFOODX4Babh0IK00003750@monkeyfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]Re: vintage spokes? or how anal should we be?

George Allen wrote:
> I'm ready to build up some wheels with NOS Campy Record
> hubs and an
> assortment of nice NOS rims. One wheelset in particular
> is for a nearly
> NOS 1973 Schwinn Paramount that's all original except, of
> course, for
> the wheels. I have procured high flange Record hubs with
> '73 lock nuts
> and the "Schwinn Approved" Super Champion rims. So do I
> use vintage
> spokes in building up the wheels? And, if so, what spokes
> would be
> appropriate for a 1973 Paramount? And exactly where does
> one find such
> spokes? If the bike were not so original I probably
> wouldn't care and
> would just use modern double butted, stainless spokes
> like I've used on
> all my other wheel builds with vintage rims and hubs.
> What are other listmember's opinions on the use of
> vintage spokes? How
> anal should we get in the period correct department?
> Wouldn't modern
> spokes make for a stronger wheel? Thus, wallhanger = old
> spokes, regular
> rider = new spokes?

I guess Robergel Trois Etoiles would be period correct and they are very good spokes. I think Bicycle Classics has 'em.

Emanuel Lowi Montreal, Quebec

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