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Old 06-28-22, 06:31 PM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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!
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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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