aluminum nipple rounded/cracked, ride it or replace it
So I have some radially laced MTB wheels and I went to fiddle with it with my crappy spoke wrench, duh (new one on the way) and the aluminum nipple flats rounded off and I can see a crack where it meets the fatter part of the nipple.
So am I looking at a $30 visit to the LBS for detension/replace?
I have an assortment of nipples here from a wheel set I broke down. Could I remove and replace just this one with a brass nipple and bring it back to true?
It seems like the flats were not a threaded portion of the nipple so I wonder if it is still just as strong and can be ridden on for the rest of the week?