Rims and spokes

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Re: Rims and spokes

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:28 am

Devon Rim Company is my only choice.
Even after 3 years I could swap a wrongly bought rim -my fault- with them.
Very good service, and if I may be so frankly- only Maughans & sons and DRC get to that level in the UK !
(and I have had my dealings with a lot of them over the past 40 years)

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Re: Rims and spokes

Postby paul.jameson » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:14 pm

Devon Rim Company rims but Central Wheel Spokes - all in stainless - for all of my bikes, apart from the Healey which has alloy rims. The Devon rims are unbeatable, provided you pay the full price for a rim which will be accurate at the joint. I use Central Wheel for spokes because they will make them to my specification (which is effectively original Ariel specification but with a couple of tweaks to reduce the amount of adjustment needed with a hammer - see another recent post) whereas Devon insist on their specification which omits things like butted spokes as originally used. I have no doubt that the Devon spoke sets will work perfectly well but they may not look quite as correct.
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Re: Rims and spokes

Postby Mick D » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:52 am

Hi Paul
My 58 FH does not currently have butted spokes, do you know where can I find the information as to whether it would have originally?
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Re: Rims and spokes

Postby simon.holyfield » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:39 am

It's in the parts books - at least it's in the parts book for my SQ4.

FH spokes are not butted according to the 56 parts book I have.


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