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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:42 am 
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I got some Ti spokes.. Can I use Aluminium nipples or am I better off sticking to the Brass ones? The latter kinda hampers the Uber Light front wheel project [that flexes in a light breeze?]..

Jez, what nipples you got? :shock: :lol: :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:01 am 
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What length are they, I'm after some spares for a wheelset I have if you have any left over.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:23 am 
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Sorry mate, only have the 36 I need.. What nipples are you using?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:39 am 
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Not really sure which nipples I have on my wheels, they came as a pleasent surprise on a bike I purchased a while back - its all still in a box waiting to be played with....

Asked my wheel building guru for you and apparently he always built them with Aluminium nipples. So I'm assuming they will be fine.

What rim and hub are you going to lace them to?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:43 am 
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Awesome, mean I can get some purple alu nipples :D

M900 hub, Ritchey Vantage Pro rim, both NOS.. Should be nice.. Have a Disk Drive Pro for the rear.. 8)

What's the bike in the box?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:16 am 
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Purple to match the bottle cage and seat post??

Bike in the box is just "another Kona" as some would say ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:14 am 
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Yep :wink:

Don't know if you've seen it elsewhere on here, but I have a GT Psyclone I'm building up with 98 SIDs & 950/1/2 XTR.. Nice black frame with a metallic flake in it..

What's the Kona then? If it had Ti spokes it must a been a good'un.. Hot? Hei Hei? Let's have a photo? :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:49 am 
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kingroon wrote:
M900 hub, Ritchey Vantage Pro rim, both NOS.. Should be nice.. Have a Disk Drive Pro for the rear.. 8)


Bas*a*d :D


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:37 am 
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for retro non hardcore use they'll be fine. living in sydney it wont be a problem, but wet/ salt conditions alu nipples corrode like crazy & generally crumbling into bits.
sapim cx ray spokes would have been lighter than ti if weight was the major consideration.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:54 am 
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use some ti-prep on the spokes otherwise they will Gall with the nipples.


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