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Old 03-18-11, 02:15 PM
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DIY chainstay spoke carrier

I'm sure many tourers dismiss the need for such devices but for those that dont, follow along.
Take a rubber stopper, split in two.

cut out the center. few holes to carry the spokes/nipples.
clamp to chainstay with band clamps


Any chance this could work?
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Old 03-18-11, 02:22 PM
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Or just role with one or two of these.

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fiberfix.htm
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Old 03-18-11, 02:50 PM
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Zip-tie them to your rack.Leave the clamp and stopper at home
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Old 03-19-11, 12:27 AM
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When I have my Nelson LF on the bike, I put extra spokes under the leather attachment straps along the dowel.
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Old 03-19-11, 02:00 AM
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My own preference is just to use electrical tape. And if you really wanna be fussy - a length can be split in half with an Xacto knife on a cutting board before doing the wrapping.
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On my long tour I just taped them to the stays and forgot about them. -And if I recall correctly that bike did have the spoke holder also brazed on to the left stay, I wanted to bring more spokes though.

I put the nipples in a tiny parts bag in my tool bag.

Edit: To answer the original question...Sure it could work. It might not. If not, it could cause an awefull mess.

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Old 03-19-11, 05:07 AM
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On this or another forum, someone said to put them in the seatpost but did not say how to keep them there.

I tried a few options until I found that I could put a tight fitting wine cork on the end of the seatpost. I threaded the nipples on tight with the spoke wrench so that the nipples would not rattle loose.
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Old 03-19-11, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN View Post
On this or another forum, someone said to put them in the seatpost but did not say how to keep them there.

I tried a few options until I found that I could put a tight fitting wine cork on the end of the seatpost. I threaded the nipples on tight with the spoke wrench so that the nipples would not rattle loose.
+1 thats what I do too. Cork in the seatpost works great, you just forget about them until you need them
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Old 03-20-11, 09:27 AM
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I'm low-tech. I like the zip-tie method. If I have to cut them to get a spoke, I always bring spare zip-ties, so I'd put new ones on the remaining spoke. Zip ties are easy to replace; they sell them in just about any civilization.

One problem: the 29er frame I'm presently building up for the Great Divide Route has curving chainstays. I'll have to find a different spot for spokes. I think I can do it. I'm a college graduate.
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Old 03-20-11, 09:32 AM
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We've put them inside our flat handlebars.
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My Beckman panniers have a velcro secured panel against the stiffener plate .
I tape together a few spokes to each other , then,
I put the right rear spokes in the right one, a few left rear spokes in the left one
and a couple for the front wheel in one of the front panniers..
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