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LittleGinseng 06-28-22 06:31 PM

WTB: 36 Wheelsmith DB14 spokes 290mm Length
 
Putting together a new wheelset and not having any luck finding what I need online.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Alan

unworthy1 06-28-22 07:20 PM

Maybe not much of a help but I think the Wheelsmith spokes were made by Asahi, if that expands your search territory.
I will look over my spoke "library" and see if I have either one of those brands in 290mm.

LittleGinseng 06-28-22 08:28 PM


Originally Posted by unworthy1 (Post 22557276)
Maybe not much of a help but I think the Wheelsmith spokes were made by Asahi, if that expands your search territory.
I will look over my spoke "library" and see if I have either one of those brands in 290mm.

Thank you, unworthy.

plonz 06-29-22 04:04 AM

I’ve used Wheelsmith spokes on all of my wheel builds so when I saw the OP’s, request, I figured how hard could this be? Well clearly I need to get out more. According to one article anyway, Wheelsmith is no longer making spokes. Is this true?

FWIW, the builder in the article feels Sapim Sprint spokes are a worthy substitute to the DB14.

https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/spokes.php

LittleGinseng 06-29-22 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by plonz (Post 22557566)
According to one article anyway, Wheelsmith is no longer making spokes. Is this true?

While DT Swiss and Sapim have never failed me, I do prefer Wheelsmith for my builds.

I didn't want to believe it, but it saddens me that Wheelsmith spokes are gone from the marketplace.

LittleGinseng 07-04-22 09:01 PM

If anyone would like to trade natural finish for black, just found a stack of black 290 x DB14 in my supply. It's doable as long as I can get at least twenty.
Thanks!

zandoval 07-04-22 11:38 PM

Just been around the block looking for spokes. Someone gave me this site and the spokes come in at a pretty good price.

https://www.bikehubstore.com/Sapim-R...leader-sil.htm


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