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Spokey Dokeys

Coloured plastic balls that you fitted to the spokes of your bike so that when you rode around slowly they would clatter up and down noisily and when you rode fast the centrifugal force would push them all out to the wheel rim and they would just look like a coloured blur.

I'm not sure who first had the idea for these but Spokey Dokeys were made even more popular when they were given away free inside boxes of breakfast cereal.


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Spokey Dokeys! Last post by sixtyten
30 October 2009

Do You Remember Spokey Dokeys?

Do You Remember Spokey Dokeys?

  • Anonymous user
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    These were great! The only problem I found with them was the fact that you could only ride your bike at around 3 mph in order to get the great noise from them as they went up and down the spokes!! Used to drive my mum mad when I rode it near her like it. Which I did quite frequently! Lovely child that I was!!!
  • Anonymous user
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    I Remember like it was yesterday when I was in the bike shop and my mum brought me some Spokey Dokeys!
  • Anonymous user
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    spokey sokeys can be brought from halfords, but colours are more vibrant, and no where near as cool as the originals, i also had the kellogs cockrell reflecters on my raliegh burner, p.s brakes are for wimps, use ur foot on the back wheel
  • Anonymous user
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    LMAO... I thought i was the best with my Spokey Dokeys and my brand new BMX. I was awesome! So awesome that I created a fan page on Facebook called Spokey Dokeys. Join up! Too funny!
  • Anonymous user
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    spokey dokeys rock!! i had them on my peugeot bmx and i thought i was so cool,
  • Anonymous user
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    There the best thing ever invented love them so much
  • Anonymous user
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    I had these on my banana seat!! As well as a horn that was Slimer from Ghostbusters.
  • Anonymous user
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    My mother always said that Spokey Dokeys were a waste of money so I had to make do with the plastic tags from loafs of bread, I can still hear the other kids laughing.
  • Anonymous user
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    I had them on my pick and white bike in an assortment of colours. I remember they made lots of noise when I would ride slowly, but being on my bike I couldn't really see the colourful blur.
  • Anonymous user
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    I want to start a campaign to get spokey dokeys fitted to the London Eye :D