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Can i buy 26in wheels with heavy duty spokes for my scwhinn maridian trike? and if so where can i purchase them from?

Ive broken spokes on the rear wheels and want spokes that will be more durable

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You could try looking around the internet or try ebay.

Posted on Dec 15, 2016

Testimonial: "ive looked on the internet for days and found nothing. my next question is... CAN I DRILL THE HOLES ON THE RIM AND HUB TO THE CORRECT SIZE AND THEN BUY HEAVY DUTY SPOKES AND REPLACE THE ORIGINALS WITH THE HEAVY DUTY SPOKE"

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    noel Dec 15, 2016

    sorry this i would not know,if i find anything out i will get back to you.

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Because the Meridian takes special hubs due to it being a trike your only option is to have a shop obtain the largest diameter spokes that will fit your hubs, either drill out your rims or obtain rims to fit larger spokes, and then build up the wheels. It will be expensive.
If you bike is older and has just started to break spokes, rebuilding with the same gauge will probably be sufficient.

Posted on Dec 16, 2016

Testimonial: "DRILLING THE HOLES IN THE RIM AND HUB IS NO PROBLEM AT ALL, finding and getting the right spokes would be the hardest part for me. Ive respoked a few rims and can get them farely close to being straight.If you can give me the correct lenght and where i can get them i would do the whole job myself"

  • Donald Ayers-Marsh Dec 17, 2016

    Drilling out the hub too much could weaken it, reversing any gain from thicker spokes, unless the difference is very small. The length is the same as the spokes are now, of course, assuming you build them in the same pattern. Spokes are measured from the inside of the curve at the head to the end.

    Go to a bike shop to see what diameter will fit, or you could just buy 12 gauge spokes, and drill the hub and rim ONLY as much as necessary. The spokes of course must be able to both fit through the hub hole and seat fully at the bend. 12 gauge spokes are available from a variety of sources - just Google "12 gauge spokes ___mm". You can get away with 1-2 mm shorter, longer only if current spokes are well below the slot in the nipple.

    Again, LOTS of people, including those who are quite heavy do fine with the original diameter. If the spokse are old or have not been kept to proper tension, they will break dur to uneven stress and flexing fatigue, not because they are too thin. A good quality 14 gauge stainless spoke will be fine for almost everyone.

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