View Single Post
Old 08-25-2011, 10:14 PM
Venice Motor Bikes's Avatar
Venice Motor Bikes Venice Motor Bikes is offline
Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA.
Posts: 6,017
Default Re: How do I stop breaking spokes?

Originally Posted by Goat Herder View Post
Believe it or not I have seen first hand 14 gauge spokes take an utterly amazing beating and not break!

I am not personally fond of rag joints.

The proper term or term I always hear it by is cold tensioning for proper spoke torque.
First off... to the OP... Use 12 gage spokes & you'll not have any more problems!

GH... Yes, there are many 14 gage spokes that hold up without any problems; but there are some that are just weaker. (& I wish I could tell the difference.
For motorized bicycle sales, service & engine kits in Los Angeles, please visit us at-

Follow VMB on facebook>>>

Follow VMB on Instagram>>>
Reply With Quote