Join Date: May 2005
Location: La La Land (We love it!)
Bikes: Gilmour road, Curtlo road; both steel (of course)
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Doesn't that series have the spokes running through the rim? I think the nipples are at the hub, and the piece you have floating around is the eyelet.
Can you get it over to the valve stem hole and maybe grab it with needlenose pliers?
Either way, I think the rim is toast; sorry.
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