Hoshi Blades
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Category:  Spokes
Name:  Hoshi Blades
Brand:  Hoshi
Years:  Early 1990's - ?
Country:  Japan
Added By: ChuckK on 10/15/13
Updated By: MGTS on 03/14/16
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Spoke Head StampingHOSHI on one side of the blade (headless)ButtingBladed and headless
MaterialStainless Steel  
General Information
Early 90's bladed spokes with headless construction for use with standard hubs.

From Sheldon Brown's site:
"There was a fad in the early '90s for Hoshi "blades" which had a double bend instead of a conventional head. The double bend allowed the spokes to be inserted "head first" into the hub flange, so that they could be used with normal hubs. Unfortunately, they turned out to be prone to breakage, and I can't recommend them."

Mine was done radially on the front, and cross one on the rear.  They had very little use before I got them, and I'm doubtful about the life expectancy of the rear.
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