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    2 flat spoke nipple

    I picked up a lot of spoke and nipples. Oddly most of the spokes are just over 3 inches long.
    Most of the nipples have 2 flats. One of the boxes suggests it was packed in 1927. Of course I have no idea if the contents and the box started out life together. Anyway, I am curious if and when the transition from 2 flats to 4 flats on spokes occurred. Pictured is just one type of nipple. There are nipples 8mm long with 4 flats, large gauged nipples close to 30mm long with just 2 flats. All sorts of stuff inbetween, mostly with 2 flats. Having ruined many, many spoke nipples I don't have any trouble understanding why they went from 2 to 4 flats.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bikemore View Post
    I picked up a lot of spoke and nipples. Oddly most of the spokes are just over 3 inches long.
    Most of the nipples have 2 flats. One of the boxes suggests it was packed in 1927. Of course I have no idea if the contents and the box started out life together. Anyway, I am curious if and when the transition from 2 flats to 4 flats on spokes occurred. Pictured is just one type of nipple. There are nipples 8mm long with 4 flats, large gauged nipples close to 30mm long with just 2 flats. All sorts of stuff inbetween, mostly with 2 flats. Having ruined many, many spoke nipples I don't have any trouble understanding why they went from 2 to 4 flats.
    ???

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    Ya, that is what I said. Or are you asking for pictures.

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    Alright, more pictures. Short spokes. Large spoke nipple. Wrong about the size.


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    maybe they're spokes for a monkey bike

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    Are there any of these in the lot? I need six or seven more.


    27 043 by barnstormerbikes, on Flickr
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    Think Tricycle.. old full sized tricycles used 12" wheels with big hubs and 3 inch spokes. Today some go-carts use 3 inch spokes.

    This may be what you have..

    http://www.tricyclefetish.com/antiqu...es-p-1247.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftwelder View Post
    Are there any of these in the lot? I need six or seven more.


    27 043 by barnstormerbikes, on Flickr
    Um, no. I guess that helps with the age of mine. Mine are not nearly that old I would think.
    Quote Originally Posted by Atavar View Post
    Think Tricycle.. old full sized tricycles used 12" wheels with big hubs and 3 inch spokes. Today some go-carts use 3 inch spokes.

    This may be what you have..

    http://www.tricyclefetish.com/antiqu...es-p-1247.html
    Ya, I suppose. I was really thinking more about the spoke nipples. Just wondering how old. Maybe 50s...

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    That one is 1900. I just thought may be....
    1886 Surrey machinists Invincible, 1900 Nashua, 1937 Raleigh Golden Arrow, 1938 Raleigh Silver Record, 1951 Armstrong tourmalet, 1970 Motobecane Grand Record, 1971 Raleigh Professional, 1971 Gitane TDF, 1972 Legnano Gran Primio, 1973, Peugeot PX-10, 1975 Roberts, 1984 Battaglin Giro, 1985 Grandis Speciale, 2012 FTW

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