Making stakes from titanium spokes?
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Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
Making stakes from titanium spokes? on 05/04/2008 11:17:36 MDT Print View

Has anyone tried it? How do they work?

Yes I have found a source for single titanium spokes:
http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=22521&page=DT+TITANIUM+SPOKE

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Making stakes from titanium spokes? on 05/04/2008 12:45:33 MDT Print View

I tried it but the spokes are too small in diameter and would only work in soft ground. I tried to use them for stakes for my titanium foil wind screen but had the same results. Also I don't think they're the right alloy and they bend fairly easily. They do make great bail handles and I have modified several of my pots.

I found a source at a local shop that focuses on racing bikes and has a box of used spokes that I can paw through for the least bent up. They charged me a dollar a spoke.

Edited by redleader on 05/04/2008 12:49:16 MDT.

Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
Re: Making stakes from titanium spokes? on 05/04/2008 21:58:57 MDT Print View

thanks Denis. I will stick to buying 'real' titanium stakes.

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Re: Making stakes from titanium spokes? on 05/12/2008 16:52:59 MDT Print View

Experience: not good. They are too thin and too short to bend into a U that would make them adequate. I have ended up using steel U stakes instead of straight titanium stakes because the Us hold better and small gauge steel U stakes weigh the same as 'standard' gauge titanium stakes - 0.3 to 0.25 oz. each.