Need new spokes

Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /
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I'm in the middle of rebuilding my RD50 finally. I was replacing the wheel bearings, and preparing to swap tires and clean the whole wheel, when I noticed that on the rear wheel, many of the spokes were not tight and also seemingly bent, and the nipples were really rusty. Figured now was as good a time as any to learn how to re-lace a spoke rim, and I'd get shiny new nipples and spokes to make the rim look nice.

Problem is, I can't find spokes with the correct bend in them. These spokes have a shallow 10 degree bend on the hub end, while all the ones I can find affordably on treats, ebay, etc have 90 degree bends. I have a few options as far as I can see..

-clean up, straighten, and re-use the spokes i have now with new nipples

-buy 180ish mm maxi spokes, which are correct dimensionally, and unbend the ends with heat. Only fear I have with that is possible weakening/fatiguing the metal and having them snap on the road

-pay $100+ for custom spokes

-find the correct spokes that I dont need to unbend

Does anybody know of a place to get the spokes i need, for say, less than $50 for 36? Maybe somebody knows of a wheel from a another bike that uses the same spokes, and is readily available?

They need to be 180-182mm long total length, (subtract 8-10mm for the bent section, I think spokes are measured from the start of the bend to the threaded tip?) 2.85-2.9mm diameter, or 10 spoke gauge. Thanks in advance

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  Need new spokesTopic by: Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) 01/19/20 08:37AM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: P D P D 01/19/20 08:53AM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) 01/19/20 08:56AM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: Bas Autowas Bas Autowas 01/19/20 09:02AM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: Les B. Les B. 01/19/20 10:26AM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: Pushrod Fifty Pushrod Fifty 01/19/20 12:04PM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: baird co baird co 01/19/20 11:07PM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) 01/20/20 07:23AM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: Les B. Les B. 01/20/20 09:16AM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: ♣Slew Foot♣ ♣Slew Foot♣ 01/20/20 07:02AM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: Caleb Walker Caleb Walker 01/21/20 08:55PM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) 01/21/20 10:14PM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: Dirty30 Dillon Dirty30 Dillon 01/22/20 10:27AM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: Dave & Bummerzz Dave & Bummerzz 01/22/20 10:58AM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) 01/22/20 12:04PM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: Dave & Bummerzz Dave & Bummerzz 01/22/20 01:06PM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: Lawrence Au Lawrence Au 01/24/20 09:07AM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) 01/24/20 09:10AM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: Ryan Graeme Ryan Graeme 01/24/20 04:11PM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: P D P D 01/24/20 04:37PM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: Dave & Bummerzz Dave & Bummerzz 01/22/20 10:23AM
  Re: Need new spokesRe: Pushrod Fifty Pushrod Fifty 01/24/20 10:51AM

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