Front Flo 90 spoke length

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Front Flo 90 spoke length

Postby tgoguely » March 2nd, 2017, 11:25 pm

Hi guys, I have an older (2012 I guess) Flo 90 that blew a bunch of spokes (crit crash) and needs to be rebuilt.

I couldn't seem to find the spoke length listed anywhere, what will I need?
Also, is it a no-no to mix bladed and non-bladed spokes in a re-build?
Is it best to use matching Sapim spokes or will standard j-bend spokes work?

Thanks for the info!
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Re: Front Flo 90 spoke length

Postby Chris Thornham » March 6th, 2017, 8:40 am

tgoguely wrote:Hi guys, I have an older (2012 I guess) Flo 90 that blew a bunch of spokes (crit crash) and needs to be rebuilt.

I couldn't seem to find the spoke length listed anywhere, what will I need?
Also, is it a no-no to mix bladed and non-bladed spokes in a re-build?
Is it best to use matching Sapim spokes or will standard j-bend spokes work?

Thanks for the info!


You will need to order the spokes directly from us. The reason is because the spokes are custom built for our wheels to prevent spoke wind up and breakage when building. How many spokes do you need both "drive side" and "non-drive side"?

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Re: Front Flo 90 spoke length

Postby tgoguely » March 6th, 2017, 11:19 am

Hi Chris,

This time it's my front FLO90 that took the hit, so the spokes should be the same length on either side, right? I completely blew out 5 spokes on the left side, although I'll have to inspect the others closely as a couple of them took some hits (and bent but didn't break), so it may be worth replacing those as well. I'll check tonight.

I'm still in the process of evaluating if the carbon "fairing" on the wheel can be salvaged or not, so I may end up having to take it completely off and just keep the bare aluminum rim as a training wheel.

Also, I am interested in your opinion on using regular non-bladed spokes to repair a rear Flo90. I had to replace 2 spokes recently (rear drive side), and used standard (round) J-bend spokes. Was this a really bad idea, or just sub-optimal compared to having all the spokes be the same?

Thanks!
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Re: Front Flo 90 spoke length

Postby Chris Thornham » March 9th, 2017, 5:50 pm

tgoguely wrote:Hi Chris,

This time it's my front FLO90 that took the hit, so the spokes should be the same length on either side, right? I completely blew out 5 spokes on the left side, although I'll have to inspect the others closely as a couple of them took some hits (and bent but didn't break), so it may be worth replacing those as well. I'll check tonight.

I'm still in the process of evaluating if the carbon "fairing" on the wheel can be salvaged or not, so I may end up having to take it completely off and just keep the bare aluminum rim as a training wheel.

Also, I am interested in your opinion on using regular non-bladed spokes to repair a rear Flo90. I had to replace 2 spokes recently (rear drive side), and used standard (round) J-bend spokes. Was this a really bad idea, or just sub-optimal compared to having all the spokes be the same?

Thanks!


Sorry to hear about your other accident. A few thoughts.

1. I would always recommend keeping the spokes all the same inside of one wheel. You want a wheel to be balanced. Using different spokes reduces the likelihood of this.

2. I can't recommend riding a wheel that has been damaged in any way. If it's dented, or the carbon fairing is damaged, it would have taken a really strong hit and the structural integrity of the rim could be compromised. I always say better safe then sorry when it comes to things like this, so you would be better off not using a damaged wheel.

3. You could use non bladed spokes if you like, but I'd make sure all of the spokes in the wheel are the same.

I hope that helps,
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Re: Front Flo 90 spoke length

Postby tgoguely » April 4th, 2017, 4:21 am

Hi Chris,

I understand the concerns regarding riding wheels that have taken a hit, I'll be sure to give them extra scrutiny and make sure nothing structural is damaged.

In terms of replacement FLO spokes (not bladed the whole way), would it be possible to get some from you guys? I would be looking for 6x spokes for the FLO90 front (5 got blown, and 1 is visibly bent, although depending on cost, I may just get a full set of 10 and replace them all), and 2x for the FLO90 rear-non-drive side to replace the round ones that I had put in.

Cheers!
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Re: Front Flo 90 spoke length

Postby Chris Thornham » April 4th, 2017, 12:07 pm

tgoguely wrote:Hi Chris,

I understand the concerns regarding riding wheels that have taken a hit, I'll be sure to give them extra scrutiny and make sure nothing structural is damaged.

In terms of replacement FLO spokes (not bladed the whole way), would it be possible to get some from you guys? I would be looking for 6x spokes for the FLO90 front (5 got blown, and 1 is visibly bent, although depending on cost, I may just get a full set of 10 and replace them all), and 2x for the FLO90 rear-non-drive side to replace the round ones that I had put in.

Cheers!


I can definitely get you those spokes. If you could submit the following information to our contact form and reference that you were talking to me on our forum, I can get you taken care of. The spokes with a nipple are $2 each.

1. What is your name?
2. What address would you like the spokes shipped to?
3. Was your rear wheel a standard or Clydesdale build?
4. What is your email address and phone number?

You can find the contact form here: http://www.flocycling.com/contact.php

Thanks,
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Re: Front Flo 90 spoke length

Postby tgoguely » April 4th, 2017, 1:33 pm

info submitted, thanks!
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