I bought a set off ebay from one of the Taiwan sellers. Delivery was prompt and the spokes are shiny chrome. The nipples are gold and the spokes fit fine. They are not the quality of the originals but I'm happy especially given the price.RMCrump1 said:Has anyone ordered an aftermarket spoke kit or a kit from any of the e-bay sellers? I know Buchannans probably has them. I am looking for other recommendations and wondering about the quality and the fit. Any comments, pro or con, are appreciated.
I forgot to mention some more detail. The original spokes have a larger diameter where they go through the hub then taper down to the final size. These replacements do not have that larger size where it goes through the hub. The spoke seems to fit fine when I laced mine up but there is a difference.RMCrump1 said:Thanks for the reply Mike. I was thinking of going with the E-Bay spokes as well but wanted to be sure there were no big issues with them.
the-chauffeur said:Anyways, back to the spokes. Others experiences may differ, but I've found the 350 Taiwan spokes are at least 5mm too long. I'm still in the process of truing the wheels, so I've not yet worked out precisely how I'm gonna cut them down, but that's not a job I'm looking forward to. Any/all tips greatly appreciated.