Help Where to get spokes?

Michal

Cruising
Mar 8, 2013
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Tokyo
#1
Dear members,

Please give me some hints, however can.
Rear spoke broke by my Volagi bike. Can’t find any original one in regular shops and the Volagi manufacturer in California looks like is not existing anymore. :( Any idea where there is someone in Tokyo that specializes in making spoke replacements? The major ones, including Nalsima, say I need to find by myself. I’d highly appreciate your help.
Best regards, Michal
 
#3
It's hard to say exactly what you need without knowing much about the wheels on your bike. Are they factory wheels or custom wheels? Round or bladed spokes? What's the gague? etc. etc. (pictures would be useful) While Volagi may have 'built' the wheels, they would have almost certainly used rims and spokes manufactured by another company so the fact that Volagi is no longer trading shouldn't stop you from getting a replacement.

I'd recommend going to GS Astuto, which is out in west Tokyo just below the Tamagawa

https://www.gsastuto.com/

They specialise in wheelbuilding and they speak English.
 
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Michal

Cruising
Mar 8, 2013
5
0
11
Tokyo
#5
It's hard to say exactly what you need without knowing much about the wheels on your bike. Are they factory wheels or custom wheels? Round or bladed spokes? What's the gague? etc. etc. (pictures would be useful) While Volagi may have 'built' the wheels, they would have almost certainly used rims and spokes manufactured by another company so the fact that Volagi is no longer trading shouldn't stop you from getting a replacement.

I'd recommend going to GS Astuto, which is out in west Tokyo just below the Tamagawa

https://www.gsastuto.com/

They specialise in wheelbuilding and they speak English.
Thanks a lot for your kind recomendation! I just sent mail with details. 👍