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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:53 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I sent some hubs and rims off to be rebuilt, and the wheelbuilder tells me that the spoke holes on the rims are much large than anything he's ever seen. The rims are mid 70s Weinman 650 Bs, from a heavy duty tourer. I have salvaged as many of the spoke nipples as I can, and am now looking for about 5 to replace the ones that don't look serviceable.

Does anyone recognise them, and know of a source for replacements? They are absolutely enormous compared to modern nipples.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:54 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Attachments don't seem to work???


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:01 am 
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Just dont google large nipples whilst the kids are about :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Yes, I was going to call the thread "Looking for large nipples" but thought that might lower the tone of the forum a bit.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:36 pm 
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Just get normal ones and rub 'em with an ice cube! :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:48 pm 
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It's hard to get an impression of gauge from your pictures, but it's possible you'll find something suitable intended for motorcycle use. Try Central Wheel Components in Birmingham:

http://www.central-wheel.co.uk/spokes/spokes.html

Depending on the wheel's provenance though, you may be looking for metric threads, so double-check before you order.


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