Re: [CR]WTB Galvanized spokes

Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 06:40:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: "bruce thomson" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]WTB Galvanized spokes
To: Otis <>,
In-Reply-To: <>

This is one area in vintage restoration that I did compromise. I wanted to ALWAYS replace the spokes with stainless steel It seemed if you just looked at the galvanized (zinc plated) they would corrode. I went to a salvage after a bike shop burned. There in a large box were hundreds or thousands of spokes in a jumble. I took them home and washed and dried them all. I seperated them by stainless and galvanized and then by brand and then length. I gave the galvanized to the 'old fart bicycle man' who grumbled that they weren't welcome. Even the old farts will look a gift horse in the mouth....their breath is similar. BT

Bruce Thomson Spokane WA 99204 (509) 747 4314

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From: <> Subject: Re: [CR]WTB Galvanized spokes To: "Otis" <> Cc: Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 9:11 PM

Why in God's name would you want galvanized? Also, shouldn't these be zinc?


Quoting Otis <>:
> I need some NOS galvanized spokes for my pre war Pierce project. I need
> 303mm and 306mm (36 each) or long enough blanks to cut. Only need spokes
> I have nipples.
> If you can help, please reply offlist.
> Thanks in advance, Jon Williams
> Grants Pass Oregon USA