Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Bikes: 1972 Raleigh Twenty, mid-80's Trek
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As long as the threads aren't stripped when you unscrew the nipples, and they aren't bent severely (slight curve will get pulled straight) or at a noticeable angle, and also that they aren't corroded. I personally can't see any reason why not. Just make sure you lace it in the exact spoke pattern (although that would be difficult without shorter/longer spokes) and that you also feel comfortable reusing them. The same applies for the nipples. Make sure you don't strip any of them on both the head of it, as well as the actual nut section. Then I really can't see any problem, again, as long as you feel comfortable doing so.
I'm learning how to build rims and from everything I've gathered, this is my 2 cents.
Hope it helps.