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Wednesday, August 30
old spokes

wills....thanks for the inspiration to screw around with some wheels tonite. The old Iver wheels were unlaced and while i was busy unthreading the old brass nipples i noticed and realised a few things. One of the first things that caught my attention were the two tack nails to hold the rim tape down. Damn...that's pretty cool. I'm going to have to copy the techniqu after i finish the rebuild . But before i do.....i'm thinking a light sanding with a very fine sand paper and then a fresh coat of clear laquer.

But as i was unthreading and neatly stacking all of these old spokes, a thought crossed my mind....what do i do with them all. I can't simply throw away the 91 year old spokes, hell they've done their jobs to damn well. On the other hand....they're too damn old and rusty to reuse on the new build. I almost feel like i need to pay respect as they've gone and done their job without recognition. So tonite i raise my can of kokane to the old soldiers. Job well done fellas. Job well done.

peace out
Blogger debaser said...
That hub looks like it was dredged up from the bottom of the sea. I'm guessiong you have something in mind with those spokes. I've always taken snips to my old spokes.

Blogger mw said...
you could lay a few or all of them out and do some sort of framed display with a clear panel. old spokes.

Blogger redstone said...
You could take a chunk of wood and carve out a rodent looking critter. Then you could drill little holes in its back and poke the spokes out of them. Then you'd have a spokupine for a shop ornament.

Blogger Chaybo said...
did you say spokupine

Blogger debaser said...
That is a truely kick ass idea. Post pictures when you're done!