Columbia Ball End Spokes


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highwheel431

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 2, 2011
236
77
Lansing Mi
#1
I am looking for a Columbia ball end spoke that I can use to develop a process for manufacturing the same. It does not need to be a complete spoke, only good dimensionally on the ball end.

Thanks


Ross
 

olderthandirt

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 15, 2012
407
42
pilot mt n.c.
#2
ball end spokes

keep us up to date on your project ,i need a set of these myself mine are fragile ,soldered and loose urrrrrrgh ,thanks
 

olderthandirt

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 15, 2012
407
42
pilot mt n.c.
#3
what ever happened to the fellow who had a set of wheels for sale as soon as he heard

keep us up to date on your project ,i need a set of these myself mine are fragile ,soldered and loose urrrrrrgh ,thanks
as soon as he heard back from the junk man ,they were left at his shop and he could not sell them yet ,heck i will buy a wheel with spokes if one turns up ,just to get this project moving along.please step forward gentlemen with your old ball spoke wheels or spokes and help get these old bikes doing what they were made to do ,run the roads at bike rides ,i rest my case ,all help greatly appreciated,pokes and other comments tolerated thanks.
 

Lraybike

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 2, 2011
212
16
Glendale California
#4
Ball ends

Are you just looking for a clean enough spoke to copy? I can do that.. PM me
 

catfish

Riding an Alexander Rocket Bike
Sep 25, 2006
19,702
18,770
Boston, Massachusetts
antiquebikeparts.com
#5
I am looking for a Columbia ball end spoke that I can use to develop a process for manufacturing the same. It does not need to be a complete spoke, only good dimensionally on the ball end.

Thanks


Ross
You might have better luck on the Wheelmen site. I think there is a guy on there that is making them too.
 

highwheel431

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 2, 2011
236
77
Lansing Mi
#6
Have example

I received examples through the Wheelmen site. Does anyone know if the little tip that comes out of the top of the ball is needed?

Ross
 

filmonger

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Dec 25, 2010
4,868
5,461
Dublin, Ireland
#7
Ball end spoke

Give Rick at wheel fanatyk an e-mail.... if I remember correctly he made his own http://www.wheelfanatyk.com

He used to work for wheel smith ( I think his brother used to own it ) - so he knows his spokes!
 

frampton

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 31, 2012
715
368
unknown
#8
I think the tip helps retain the spoke in the slot. Although tension keeps the spoke in place, if it were to loosen it may come out without the tip?
 

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