I recently aquired an early 70's Gitane tdf...(posted about it couple weeks ago). The project was coming along well until I decided yesterday that it would be easier to disassemble the original Mavic wheels for cleaning.
I ran to the LBS after tearing-down the wheels to buy new spokes and nipples, but spokes were all I came home with. The reason.....the mechanic said the nipples were wheel specific??? Is this true? I have a greater problem now because the original nipples won't thread to the new spokes.
can anyone shed some light o this?