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Do Halfords sell spokes?

AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
edited June 2007 in Workshop
I need a replacement spoke, and halfords is closer to work than nearest LBS. Anybody know if they sell individual spokes with nipples?

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  • Yes they do.

    I ended up in Halfords last time I needed one having failed at 2 LBSs and an Evans!

    Obviously the larger the Halfords the better the chance of them having the size you need, and I'd still fit it myself rather that letting their shaved monkeys at it.

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Thanks, will give them a try at lunch time. You are safe in the knowledge that I will be replacing it myself.
  • Mister PaulMister Paul Posts: 719
    Be careful they don't try to sell you a car aerial by mistake. [;)]

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  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Mister Paul</i>

    Be careful they don't try to sell you a car aerial by mistake. [;)]

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    Great idea! Why not have telescopic spokes, then you don't need to worry about length? [:D]
  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by xroads</i>

    I need a replacement spoke, and halfords is closer to work than nearest LBS. Anybody know if they sell individual spokes with nipples?
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    Does Halfords have a spokesperson who could comment directly?[:)]

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  • Everyone seems to "knock" Halfords, but I had a wheel on my hack-bike respoked at their Chester branch & was very satisfied!
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Just phone the branch ??
  • venstervenster Posts: 356
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by john holiday</i>

    Everyone seems to "knock" Halfords, but I had a wheel on my hack-bike respoked at their Chester branch & was very satisfied!
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    And I had a buckled MTB wheel trued there: FOC !!!!


    <font size="1">But I still wouldn't buy a bike from there !!!</font id="size1">
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Halfords in slough do not stock spokes, so the spotty assistant tells me.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Phoned a couple of bike shops and they dont have any 308mm spokes (for a 27" wheel) in stock. Cyclebasket.co.uk appear to have them for order for 14p each but charge 6 quid p+p! Still hunting...
  • rjsmithrjsmith Posts: 1,924
    Try Parkers. I bought a couple of individual spokes there recently.
  • franklijfranklij Posts: 1
    I am one of those shaven monkeys and would quite happily pit my bike mechanic skills against yours. Dont tar everyone with the same brush. I regularly did remedial work on bikes that had been meddled with by so called LBS experts. Wrong cassettes, wrong lenth chains, so called gear adjustments and the list goes on.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,759
    It’s taken 14 years for an Halfords employee to reply to this but however that’s great. It would be even better if you could comment every time some knob makes a generalisation about your employers.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,365
    webboo said:

    It’s taken 14 years for an Halfords employee to reply to this but however that’s great. It would be even better if you could comment every time some knob makes a generalisation about your employers.

    I'll pop back to this thread in another 14 years to see if it's moved on at all...

    I think 14 years could be a new record for a thread revival though...
  • lesfirthlesfirth Posts: 1,195
    I had not noticed the post dates. I cant stop laughing. Don't take your bike to Frank if you want it back soon. :D
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,531
    lesfirth said:

    I had not noticed the post dates. I cant stop laughing. Don't take your bike to Frank if you want it back soon. :D

    don't read Les' posts if you don't want some of your brain cells to die....
  • womackwomack Posts: 456
    Have we actually determined if Halfords do sell spokes though?
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 5,531
    Basically it depends on which branch you go to I think.
  • Munsford0Munsford0 Posts: 38
    Or in which decade
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 7,017
    Yes, but they come in packs of 44 with nipples, rims, hubs and bikes attached. If in stock.
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