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What's the best way to carry spare spokes on your bike?

I carry spare spokes inside the seatpost. I wrap them in thin foam (with some rubber bands around) to prevent rattling and use a bottle cork (cut to size) to keep them in place. Works nicely and ...
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Why are straightpull spokes not "interlaced"?

I think straight-pull spokes don't have a problem with negative loads the same way j-bend spokes do. For j-bend spokes, any push-force incurred by rim flex would force a non-interlaced spoke into ...
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What's the best way to carry spare spokes on your bike?

I was intrigued by R. Chung's comment about flexible replacement spokes you could coil up in your seatbag. It looks like FiberFix is a spoke replacement made of not-Kevlar-branded aramid fibers from ...
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What's the best way to carry spare spokes on your bike?

My tourer has them in a custom mount on the non-drive-side seatstay. That's a good place to tape them as well, if you want to tape them. On another bike I've taped them to my pump, which was a similar ...
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What's the best way to carry spare spokes on your bike?

One of my touring bikes (I believe it was the first one, may it rest in pieces) actually came with 3 spare spokes strapped to the drive-side chainstay. Both of my touring bikes (well, all three ...
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What's the best way to carry spare spokes on your bike?

Here's my first effort - cable-tie two spokes with nipples to the seat post, using a 3d printed holder on each end to space the spoke off the frame. Advantage: they're out of the way and don't catch ...
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What's the best way to carry spare spokes on your bike?

To answer the "any bike" part of your question: on flat bar bikes you can stick them into the handlebar. I wrapped some duct tape around them just below the spoke heads and left the end of ...
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What's the best way to carry spare spokes on your bike?

Here's the final iteration, so far. https://www.tinkercad.com/things/dDMg6a2EY3P-spare-spoke-holder-for-gt-seattube As printed - 0.28mm layer height for speed on an ender3v2. Assembled. Inserted ...
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What's the best way to carry spare spokes on your bike?

For the completion of the answers, some bikes offer in-frame storage (at the time of writing mostly upper-range gravel/allroad bikes with carbon frames). A little door on the frame allows to access ...
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What's the best way to carry spare spokes on your bike?

This is the classic case of an XY problem. The problem is that your wheel becomes out of true if a spoke snaps. The attempted solution is carrying spare spokes. I think the best solution however ...
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