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 Post subject: Carbon spokes
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 11:27 pm 
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Does anyone make them or have any experience with them? Does such a thing exist? Not like a Topolino, Sinergy or R-Sys spoke but like a standard threaded spoke? Would they be strong enough?

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 Post subject: Re: Carbon spokes
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:56 am 
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Fiber Flite made some back in the 90s. They had a reputation for being fragile, which they definitely earned. Carbon bladed center section, with a small J part of a stainless spoke on one end and a short threaded stainless spoke on the other. If you find some, run the other way.
It would be interesting to see what someone would come up with now, with current materials and manufacturing technology...

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 Post subject: Re: Carbon spokes
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:32 pm 
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http://www.fotosik.pl/showFullSize.php? ... d616c54afd"
With few other hand made carbon parts, they are at least 4 years old, not mine.
http://www.fotosik.pl/showFullSize.php? ... 13290a730c"
And the guy behind it, a bit younger :wink:
http://www.fotosik.pl/u/kniprode/zdjecie/2/album/198495

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 Post subject: Re: Carbon spokes
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The biggest challenge is obviously bonding the carbon center part to the bend and thread ends, you need extra material there. I doubt there's much to gain really, because the middle part of something like a Sapim Superspoke is already very thin and light, while foregoing the need of bonding end parts.

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