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Old 07-18-19, 05:09 AM
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DAHON - Change the Front wheel

Hi, I have a project to change parts of my Dahon Boardwalk S1 and I will do first the maintenance.


My spokes are rusty and some broken. So now I want to change this spokes for new ones, change the front hub to aluminum too.

I find the specification of the spokes on the website, where they say 18/8, what that means? My bike has 20' wheels.

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Stainless steel with 18% chromium 8% nickel. Good rust resistance.
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It might be cheaper and simpler to just buy a new wheel from Dahon - they're very reasonably priced.
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Old 07-18-19, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Schwinnsta View Post
Stainless steel with 18% chromium 8% nickel. Good rust resistance.
This isn't spoke size.


Thank you
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Old 07-18-19, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by mateus000 View Post
This isn't spoke size.


Thank you
the spoke size depends the size of the flanges of the hub, the size of hub wall, and how do you plan to lace the wheel(x2) (x1)(x3)
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Old 07-18-19, 10:48 AM
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Unless you have wheel building skills I would avoid doing this yourself. It involves later & radial truing, dish and spoke tensions, and requires some specialized tools like a spoke wrench among other things. I would spring for a new wheel.
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Old 07-20-19, 04:58 AM
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You are right, can be cheaper if I buy new one or pay for change all spokes.

To change all spokes can be cost €20.00 - €30.00 here in Barcelona, and buy all material and try to change can be expensive.
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If you are repairing or replacing just a few then buy a truing stand and learn from YouTube. I recently bought a quality stand for $130 on Amazon and though there is a learning curve it is very satisfying to ride on a wheel that you trued yourself. I have 7 bikes in the family so learning to DIY made sense. Once you figure it out, it's not rocket science.

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