My last post about spokes vanished. I am trying to buy 12 gauge spokes 244mm . The manufacturer wants 2 dollars a spoke. I want 100 spokes, 200 dollars for a handful of stainless steel seems like robbery. 12 gauge 244mm, want Sapim or another known brand. The manufacturer of my bike can not tell me what brand they are supplying, they said I would need to e-mail them because only the owner knows. Called wheel builders in the area, no joy over the phone. Also was told by the manufacturer that the nipples are 13mm but they "assume" I can use 14mm instead, is that true?