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Old 08-01-19, 05:07 PM
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Fulcrum Racing Zero C17 Spoke

I managed to break one of the spokes on the rear wheel drive side. Maybe my Google skills suck, but I'm having a hard time finding a spoke from the US. I think the part number I need is r0-018 but it doesn't seem like anyone in the US has it. Does anyone know where I can buy these spokes or is buying from overseas my only option?
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Try a LBS who carries them. Or bike tires direct?
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Fulcrum spokes are tough to find but they do exist. My LBS replaced a spoke for me and they had to order a minimum number, can't remember how many and they weren't cheap, don't remember the price. Anyway, I had them go ahead and I'd pay. They came in a Campagnolo package.
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Originally Posted by king_solom0n View Post
I managed to break one of the spokes on the rear wheel drive side. Maybe my Google skills suck, but I'm having a hard time finding a spoke from the US. I think the part number I need is r0-018 but it doesn't seem like anyone in the US has it. Does anyone know where I can buy these spokes or is buying from overseas my only option?
Try here perhaps.. but might be easier if you have (rare find) an LBS that sells Campy wheels, as they might be more likely to sell you just one spoke.

https://365cycles.com/collections/spokes/brand_fulcrum
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When I had to replace a broken spoke for my Fulcrum Racing Zero wheels I contacted Campagnolo-USA directly. They are located in Carlsbad, California.

I love my Racing Zero wheels. I have the Racing Zero Ltd. Edition on the C59 and the Racing Zero Nite on the C60. They are light and the hubs are bomb-proof. But initially, sourcing the replacement spokes was a PITA...until I finally went directly to Campagnolo.

One suggestion, buy extra spokes as spares.

Good luck and ride safely.
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I've never broken a spoke on my C-17 Zondas but the first thing I did was get a spoke kit from my local Campy dealer; same with my Bullet Ultras.

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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
When I had to replace a broken spoke for my Fulcrum Racing Zero wheels I contacted Campagnolo-USA directly. They are located in Carlsbad, California.

I love my Racing Zero wheels. I have the Racing Zero Ltd. Edition on the C59 and the Racing Zero Nite on the C60. They are light and the hubs are bomb-proof. But initially, sourcing the replacement spokes was a PITA...until I finally went directly to Campagnolo.

One suggestion, buy extra spokes as spares.

Good luck and ride safely.
Thanks for the info. I contacted them and they gave me another part number (r0-118b). I can't order directly from them since they're a wholesale distributor so I'm going to have my lbs contact them to order for me.
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Originally Posted by king_solom0n View Post
Thanks for the info. I contacted them and they gave me another part number (r0-118b). I can't order directly from them since they're a wholesale distributor so I'm going to have my lbs contact them to order for me.
I had some issues with the first LBS, so as an accommodation Campagnolo sold the spokes to me and shipped them to another, more helpful LBS. So i guess that was a half-half solution.

I am glad that you are going to get this sorted out. Those are great wheels.
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Be aware that replacing a spoke on a Fulcrum Racing Zero or its Campagnolo Shamal equivalent requires some special tools. You need the specific spoke wrench, you need a tool to hold the spoke to prevent it twisting while you are tightening it, you need the stub spoke that threads into the nipple so that you can use the magnet to fish the nipple through the hollow rim. If your spoke broke at the hub and not the rim you can get by without the last 2 tools. If the spoke broke off at the hub, be careful not to allow the nipple to fall into the hollow rim, you will then need the stub spoke and magnet to get it back in place

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Originally Posted by alcjphil View Post
Be aware that replacing a spoke on a Fulcrum Racing Zero or its Campagnolo Shamal equivalent requires some special tools. You need the specific spoke wrench, you need a tool to hold the spoke to prevent it twisting while you are tightening it, you need the stub spoke that threads into the nipple so that you can use the magnet to fish the nipple through the hollow rim. If your spoke broke at the hub and not the rim you can get by without the last 2 tools. If the spoke broke off at the hub, be careful not to allow the nipple to fall into the hollow rim, you will then need the stub spoke and magnet to get it back in place
The tools usually come with a new wheel set. You are right, it is a tricky procedure. I think I saw a YouTube video on it.
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
The tools usually come with a new wheel set. You are right, it is a tricky procedure. I think I saw a YouTube video on it.
Yes, when I bought my Shamal 2way fit wheels years ago, the tools were included. The procedure is not as difficult as might be assumed once you learn how to do it. It is just different from the way most spokes are replaced. I was just trying to inform the OP that spoke replacement for these wheels was different from many other wheels in case they were going to do the job at home.
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When replacing drive-side spokes on low-spoke wheels, it can be helpful to apply side load to the wheel adjacent to the spoke in question when tensioning it. Overtighten a tad, and true as you release tension.

This saves the wrench/nipple interface a lot of stress. Remember to mark the spoke with a bit of tape so you don't lose track of it between the floor and the stand.
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Originally Posted by alcjphil View Post
Yes, when I bought my Shamal 2way fit wheels years ago, the tools were included. The procedure is not as difficult as might be assumed once you learn how to do it. It is just different from the way most spokes are replaced. I was just trying to inform the OP that spoke replacement for these wheels was different from many other wheels in case they were going to do the job at home.
Thanks for the info. I'm letting my bike shop take care of it so I'll provide the tools that came with the wheels.
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