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    Colored Spokes

    Does anyone know who might carry colored spokes?

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    Industry9, not sure if the colored spokes are available in normal style or just their proprietary ones...
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    I9 colored spokes are proprietary anodized aluminum pieces, they only fit I9 threaded flange hubs.

    DT Swiss is known to sell wheelsets with colored steel spokes, which are usually powdercoated white.

    Lots of powdercoated steel spokes come out of Taiwan these days. They are mostly used on BMX wheels, although there are sizes for MTB 26" wheels too.

    Powder coating adds weight and it peels off where the spokes touch each other as they cross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho
    I9 colored spokes are proprietary anodized aluminum pieces, they only fit I9 threaded flange hubs.

    DT Swiss is known to sell wheelsets with colored steel spokes, which are usually powdercoated white.

    Lots of powdercoated steel spokes come out of Taiwan these days. They are mostly used on BMX wheels, although there are sizes for MTB 26" wheels too.

    Powder coating adds weight and it peels off where the spokes touch each other as they cross.
    So it's really not even worth it in your opinion. I was thinking black xt hubs, black syncros rims, black nipples, and white spokes but if it rubs off easily they would just look like crap in a matter of time

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    i am using a brand of spokes called CN spokes. every guy in my area builds their wheels using this spokes. and no its not powder coated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason6142004
    i am using a brand of spokes called CN spokes. every guy in my area builds their wheels using this spokes. and no its not powder coated.
    Do they have a website or anything? Are they painted or anodized

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prostreet513
    Do they have a website or anything? Are they painted or anodized

    anodised.

    http://www.cnspoke.com/products/spok...ons/option.htm

    was using the ion black. looks really great. now on flat black after a change of colour scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason6142004
    anodised.

    http://www.cnspoke.com/products/spok...ons/option.htm

    was using the ion black. looks really great. now on flat black after a change of colour scheme.
    Do you know if there is any way to get these to the united states?

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    well, i am not sure. i dont even know who is the distributor in my country. maybe you could get your local bike shop to source for them?

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    something is fishy. steel can not be anodized. anodization is oxidation. oxidize steel and what do you get? rust
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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather
    something is fishy. steel can not be anodized. anodization is oxidation. oxidize steel and what do you get? rust

    sorry guys for the confusion(if i did confuse you). I am not sure of the material of the spoke. but they have withstood all my stupid moves and the "anodised" surface does not seem change nor degrade.

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    well i should hope that you cannot get anodized spokes...(aluminum spokes...yikes)
    your best bet is to take some plain stainless steel spokes, stick the threads in styrofoam as to not mess up nipple threading, and spray paint or airbrush them to whatever color you wish. It may not last forever, but my customers haven't complained yet, and I have done this for years...Just be very careful threading spokes through hub flanges.
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    Jason, I got mine at L&T. They're greenish and kind of iridescent. They don't chip or discolor where they touch.

    Prostreet, they have all kinds of colors.

    If you email these guys they should tell you what the brand is and then maybe you can track them down: ltcycle@singnet.com.sg
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    DT Swiss make red and white spokes ($$$)
    Halo makes white spokes ($)
    You can get them through your LBS (BTI stocks them)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prostreet513
    Does anyone know who might carry colored spokes?
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