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Offline Sal Atticum

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Anyone know where I can get a spoke for my Rolf Vector Comp?
« on: February 21, 2010, 09:17:21 pm »
I would like to replace the bednoe'd one.

This is probably just a question for Yost.
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Re: Anyone know where I can get a spoke for my Rolf Vector Comp?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010, 12:10:11 am »
They use a bladed DT iirc. Should be able to get one from the shop... although I'm willing to bet they don't stock them. You may need to contact new rolf or trek and see if you can get a small # of spokes. Or go to a shop that has more high perf for their focus.
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Re: Anyone know where I can get a spoke for my Rolf Vector Comp?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 11:34:43 am »
Beak, if you can bring your wheel by the shop on Thursday at 3pm that would be awesome (I don't get there till 3, and trek is only open until 5 if we need to call them about anything), that way I can take a look at the wheel/spokes and see if I can get some measurements for it. If the spoke is only bent, it might be best to just leave it (depending on how bad it is) a lot of Rolf's use very high spoke tension, which can make for a ton of work to replace one spoke (de-tension wheel, replace spoke, re-tension/true/dish wheel). But lets take a look at it and see what we can do.
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Re: Anyone know where I can get a spoke for my Rolf Vector Comp?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010, 12:21:00 pm »
It's bad...
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Re: Anyone know where I can get a spoke for my Rolf Vector Comp?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010, 05:12:22 pm »
Also yost... I completely agree with you but on the other hand... I snapped a spoke on my rolf pros and because of the low spoke count/high spoke tension I would've rather been "100%" in beeks case. Because when they snap, there is so much more of a wheel issue.
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Re: Anyone know where I can get a spoke for my Rolf Vector Comp?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010, 05:34:31 pm »
That's a good point.

Guess I didn't know it was that bad.
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Re: Anyone know where I can get a spoke for my Rolf Vector Comp?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2010, 05:43:16 pm »
Well its not... but there are reasons why the rolf vector pro's were banned from USCF events, and thats because they failed all the crash tests.

My point to an extent was just that since Beek is actually racing, and as such demanding high performance from his equipment it might actually be worth the effort of redoing the wheel. Depending on the price he's going to have to pay though, it might be worth looking into scoring a NOS or used set off ebay.

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Re: Anyone know where I can get a spoke for my Rolf Vector Comp?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2010, 05:47:24 pm »
Right, that' s why it was a good point.
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Re: Anyone know where I can get a spoke for my Rolf Vector Comp?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2010, 05:54:23 pm »
lol I meant its not that bad.
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