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markybains17markybains17 Posts: 21
edited May 2018 in Workshop
Hi – I snapped a spoke last week and I’m currently trying to remove another in order to measure the exact length for the replacement. Problem is that the round spoke is turning as I turn the spoke key. I am sure that there is a way around this – but how?

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Hold the spoke with a pair of pliers.

    Although if you turn it far enough it has to stop turning or snap.
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  • Still turns. Do you think that Fulcrum glue or seal the spokes in the nipples?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    No.
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  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    yhey use threadlock. it is probably a straight pull spoke and maybe propritory. measure the length with a ruler.
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  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    Still turns. Do you think that Fulcrum glue or seal the spokes in the nipples?

    If you are clamping the spoke tightly enough - just above the nipple - it won't turn. Try heating the nipple with a hair dryer to weaken the thread lock and use mole grips to grip the spoke.
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
  • plowmarplowmar Posts: 1,032
    Can you not release the broken spoke - you'll have to to replace it - and measure the two parts?.
  • tytheringtontytherington Posts: 219
    If it's a blade rather than a spoke use a small adjustable spanner on the bladed spoke .
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