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Old 10-06-06, 01:42 PM   #1
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alloy spoke nipples, any problems?

does any one use alloy spoke nipples?
if yes have you had any problems?
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I've never used them myself, but I've heard that they strip more easily when you're truing.
I talked to a guy who had all different colors of alloy nipples on his wheel once, his wheel was pretty old and he had replaced spokes more than once. he said the nipples had never given him trouble.

so I don't know.
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I think they'd be ok as long as you never ever got any salty water on them.
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If you don't loctite them, they will come loose with riding.
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I've never had them come loose or strip, but I have had them bond irrevocably w/ the spoke, despite using tenacious oil on the threads during the build process. I won't use them anymore except on fair weather bikes.
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If you don't loctite them, they will come loose with riding.

Not true, if you properly pre-stress the wheel during the build processs. I've had brass nipples be more apt to loosen than alloy.
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Old 10-06-06, 09:43 PM   #7
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does any one use alloy spoke nipples?
if yes have you had any problems?
If your bike doesn’t see winter alloy & if it dose see winter brass.
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Old 10-07-06, 12:41 AM   #8
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I live a mile from the ocean and ride along the coast daily. I will need to rebuild my aluminum-nippled wheels with brass before I can true them. What a PITA! Not worth the weight savings no matter where you live, IMO.
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Aluminum nipples strip more easily (I've had a good many stuck aluminum nipples deform and round out using the correct park wrenches) and definitely should NOT be used twice in terms of wheel building. Not really worth it for me.
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I live in the desert so will this make them less problematic?
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if you're going to use them, that's probably the best place to do it.
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