on my commuter bike i had to true a wheel tonight (rear was really out of true like 3 mm outta it) all the single brass nipple i did turn (with the proper spoke wrench) rounded off, like if the metal was too soft :S
so now i have a rear pringle shaped wheel . I did my front wheel and it is on the spot, perfect, also did my dad MTB rear wheel (he had a accident last weekend) with no problem at all, no stripped nipples whats the problem there ?
btw the wheels are the original araya aluminium from 1976 in 27" (and it looked like the previous owner took a pair of visegrip pliers to the nipples before)
what is the approximative cost of having the nipples changed at a shop and then trueing the wheel?? the spokes are all sound!