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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:22 pm 
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Hiu,

I ordered a fair amount of Sapim CX Ray spokes lately for a few wheel builds.

I noticed the Sapim stamp on the spokes is not as precise and clear as it used to be.
Do you think rejects can "leak" and get on the market ?
Or copies ?


Anybody noticed the same thing ?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:31 pm 
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I just get some sapim alu nipples 14mm long with bad thread - :|

With spokes no problems

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:56 pm 
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I doubt they're knockoffs. There are very few places capable of making bladed bicycle spokes in the first place, and all that I'm aware of do so under their own name.

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I have also seen a reduction in quality of the name stamp, to the point where on some of them it can't be read.


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stamping equipment wears out, same as extrusion dies and moulds do. it will probably be changed in a batch or two.


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