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Old 06-30-11, 06:44 PM   #1
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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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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

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/2466373101.html
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Are there any of these in the lot? I need six or seven more.


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


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Um, no. I guess that helps with the age of mine. Mine are not nearly that old I would think.
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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
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....
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