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Old 04-08-13, 01:49 PM   #1
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Wheel Fixing Questions...

I had a little accident and bent a spoke. I'm fixing it myself but...

1) I took out the bent spoke and want to order a new one. Thing is, how are spokes measured so that I know what to order? From the inside bend to the end of the threads, perhaps?

2) I purchased a "Spokey" wrench, this one. I'm using DT Swiss brass nipples. It pretty much works, but there's a little bit of play when it's engaged. Is this normal, or do I have the wrong wrench? Don't all DT Swiss nipples take the same-size wrench? I'm a bit OCD so it might be just me.

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Old 04-08-13, 02:13 PM   #2
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#1 Correct
#2 as long as thats the correct size for the nipples on the wheel you have. .127 mm
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#1 Correct
#2 as long as thats the correct size for the nipples on the wheel you have. .127 mm
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I use the red Spokey with DT Swiss aluminum alloy nipples.
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Old 04-08-13, 06:10 PM   #4
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You are going to order ONE spoke?
Why not just go to the LBS, hand them the spoke and $1 and let them measure & give you a new one?
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