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    Nipple/Spoke Wrench size?

    I have a 2008 Giant OCR-1 with an Xero, twin-paired spoke wheelset.

    Does anybody know offhand what size nipples the wheels take and the spoke wrench size I should get to fit them?
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    Take the wheel with you and go to your LBS or ask the shop that you bought it from. Roger

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    The nipple wrench needs to fit snugly.

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    I like tip of the pinkie-sized nipples.....



    she can bring her own nipple clamps.

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    guess not.
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    Get a black and a red. You can fit 80% of the bikes on the planet with a black and a red spoke wrench.
    (I think the Xeros use the black one, but it's been a while so I'm not positive)

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    Thanks.

    Park Tools black and red? I understand that different brands use different color coding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daytrip View Post
    Thanks.

    Park Tools black and red? I understand that different brands use different color coding.
    Well, I use Pedros, but I think Park and Pedros are the same.

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    If you buy a Spokey wrench (my favorite) the red one is the smaller size and fits most nipples used on road wheels. The yellow one is slightly bigger. Spokey wrenches grip the nipple tightly without stripping off paint. I've never been able to strip or round off a nipple with a Spokey wrench.

    http://harriscyclery.net/product/spo...ersion-640.htm

    Al

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