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Old 05-11-10, 02:03 PM   #1
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DT Swiss Spokes with Wheelsmith nipples?

So this may seem kind of a silly question, but with everything being proprietary these days I feel I need to ask... I was wondering if I would have a problem using the Wheelsmith nipple with DT swiss spokes? Thank you very much.
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Old 05-11-10, 03:17 PM   #2
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...dunno...

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DT and Wheelsmith use the same threading specs. I prefer Wheelsmith alloy nipples to the DT ones so I've used them with DT spokes with no problem.
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You may be off by 0.7 turn with the use of Wheelsmith nipples vs. DT. That's noise in my book. The Wheelsmith 2.0mm nipples have better surface finish, but I don't use them cause my DT Champion 2.0mm spokes come with nipples.
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I am currenty having the inverse issue....having problems with DT nipples and Wheelsmith spokes.
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Old 05-13-10, 09:49 AM   #6
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they work. same threading standard. pros and cons of nipple design can be debated, but these debates aren't about the interface of the threads.
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