strangely I have been to a bike shop and I have found out my 2004 Dawes Super Galaxy has straight gauge spokes. I have had a spoke break, others keep losening so have decided to change them in the rear wheel as I'm going on tour with a heavy camping load and don't want problems. I don't have the technical ability yet to build a wheel bu replacing one at a time and truing the wheel I can do easily. How do I know the correct spoke size to get. The Spoke calculators seem complicated to me. Is there a simpler way? I have tried LBS (3) and most did not sell DB spokes (apart from one that quoted 80p a spoke - compared to 50p at SPA) and were not really helpful (not many tourers go in I think) In terms of which spokes, however I am not sure whether to go for DT Swiss Competition http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/D...ck_Box_Of_72_Double_Butted_Spokes/5360029480/ or Sapim Strong http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b0s156p1268 I think the Sapim Strong are stronger but I have double butted such at the DT Swiss Competition also give a better ride (preferred) They are however the same price so I'm not sure. Can anyone help?