Re: [CR] Robergel: was Spoke Identification Help

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Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 17:35:24 -0700
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Subject: Re: [CR] Robergel: was Spoke Identification Help

.. thanks folks, for the reminder about "E" spokes--

last week, I was trying in vain to find compatible spoke nipples for a wheel I am building with them--- ended up buying some NOS old stock DTs...

joe latassa
hellertown, pa

--- On Sat, 7/18/09, Harvey Sachs wrote:

From: Harvey Sachs <> Subject: [CR] Robergel: was Spoke Identification Help To: "Classic Rendezvous" <> Date: Saturday, July 18, 2009, 10:27 PM

Do remember that the French threading on Robergel spokes is hostile to spokes from other lands...  I'd be quite sure that Wayne Bingham has "a few" in the Mel Pinto stock.

harvey sachs mcLean va.

Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 15:27:48 +0000 From: <> Subject: Re: [CR] Spoke Identification Help To: Kirke Campbell <> Cc: Message-ID:     <>

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Hi Kirke. If memory serves, the "E" spokes are Robergel Trois Etoile [3 star] a top of the line chromed spoke back in the day. They were considered a bit "stretchy." The ones w/ the crescent are Robergel Sports, a reliable, no nonsense galvanized spoke. Both were good choices before DT appeared on the scene. Chromed Unions and the less available Radaellis were their main rivals. Cheers, Billy Ketchum; Chicago, IL; USA.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kirke Campbell"
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2009 9:54:09 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: [CR] Spoke Identification Help

Hello List!

I am trying to identify the spokes used on a wheelset I bought off ebay last year. The hubs are high flange 36-hole Campagnolo Pista laced to "red label" Fiamme tubular rims with the old oval-shaped Fiamme logo.

On the front wheel, the spoke heads have an upper-case "E" on them. On the rear wheel, the spoke heads have what appears to be a crescent moon shape on them. Both are tied and soldered.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Kirke Campbell
Houston, TX