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 Post subject: Spoke Prep/freeze
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:15 pm 
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Anyone know where i can buy this or a cheaper alterative?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:21 am 
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I use linseed oil, cannot remember where I read to do that may have been sheldon brown... not sure if it was only recommended for stainless spokes with brass nipples or was ok with alloy nipples. I guess I will find out as I have alloy nipples...

Roger Musson wheel building states he uses standard motor oil.


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Make sure it is boiled linseed oil.


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Cheers chaps

I have gone for loctite 222


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THEFALLGUY wrote:
Cheers chaps

I have gone for loctite 222


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Don't use anything that will lock the thread. How will you true the wheel if it needs adjusting?

Boiled Linseed Oil is ideal as a spoke lube. It lubricates the thread to help in the build then it sets to lock the thread but can easily be undone.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:09 pm 
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REKIBorter wrote:
THEFALLGUY wrote:
Cheers chaps

I have gone for loctite 222


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Don't use anything that will lock the thread. How will you true the wheel if it needs adjusting?

Boiled Linseed Oil is ideal as a spoke lube. It lubricates the thread to help in the build then it sets to lock the thread but can easily be undone.


Its ok its very light and used quite widely apparently, spoke prep is the same stuff with teflon in


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