|A simple but helpful tool
|Make a right angle bend with blunt nosed pliers
|This is what it should look like
|Will look like this
|Using hands, bend the long part up
|Keep bending and press the long part into the crook
|Cut off half of the remaining spoke
When cutting off the excess spoke, don't be tempted to use a pair of cable cutters. I've seen numerous pairs of cable cutters in the shop ruined by this practise.
A file works well to sharpen the end of the spoke or if you have access to a grinder, you can do a quick job of it.