Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-28-11, 09:46 PM   #1
wocketpatch
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
wocketpatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Who has long nipples?

OK, what I'm really after is some colored spokes, a little over 300mm (308ish) that are sold individually. I've seen places online that sell individual colored spokes, but they usually top off at 300mm. I've also seen longer ones in which you have to buy a box of 36 but I only need 8. I looked at a few local shops but that was pretty hopeless and I suppose I don't blame them for not wanting to carry stock on weird stuff.

But regarding the title of this thread, it's for a 27" wheel, and I had an alternative idea. If buying ~308mm colored spokes individually just isn't an option, maybe someone could point me in the direction of some nipples that are just a few mm longer than normal? I tried a 300mm spoke which was PRETTY MUCH long enough, but I think it'd probably be pretty unsafe without a few more mm of thread contact. Of course, just buying the spokes individually would be ideal.

Or as a third option, anybody wanna go in on a box of 36 308mm blue or red spokes??

Last edited by wocketpatch; 04-28-11 at 09:50 PM.
wocketpatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-11, 09:55 PM   #2
cc700
Ths Hipstr Kills Masheenz
 
cc700's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: seattle
Bikes: tirove
Posts: 8,551
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
LoL!
cc700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-11, 09:56 PM   #3
carleton
Elitist
 
carleton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes:
Posts: 13,364
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 169 Post(s)
Best. Thread. Title. Ever.
carleton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-11, 10:07 PM   #4
adriano 
*
 
adriano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Baltimore
Bikes: http://velospace.org/node/18951
Posts: 6,879
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
be careful. many longer nipples are just an outer extension without actually shifting the threading.
__________________

α
adriano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-11, 10:22 PM   #5
soyboy
Senior Member
 
soyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: brooklyn
Bikes: raleigh gran prix converted to fixed
Posts: 941
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
with all due respect to your build, why go with 27inch wheels? you'll find a lot more options in tires, rims and spokes at 700c
soyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-11, 10:35 PM   #6
wocketpatch
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
wocketpatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm not doing a wheel build per se, I just broke two spokes on my front wheel and wanted to replace them because I like this rim fine for this bike. Then I noticed something in the pattern of the spokes I thought was interesting (very new to this actually) and I thought.. While I'm at it, to accentuate the thing I like about this pattern I should replace every 7th and 8th spoke with something different than the ones that are on there, because it might look cool. At first I thought of using black which are easier to find, but then I thought of making the spokes the same color as my bar tape (red) or my seat (blue) and now I'm kinda bent on seeing how it would look.

Quote:
Originally Posted by adriano View Post
be careful. many longer nipples are just an outer extension without actually shifting the threading.
Ah, that makes sense. Yeah I think the nipples on my deep v wheels (different bike) are like this.. they just stick down a little farther so I can reach them with the tool.. So yeah I would definitely need to find some that have threading that extends farther away from the flange.
wocketpatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-11, 09:15 AM   #7
Lilcphoto
My name is Alex
 
Lilcphoto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: PDX
Bikes: Mercier Kilo TT Stripper in RAW, Schwinn Madison 2008 Blue, Leader 725tr, Brassknuckle, Leader 722, Traitor Ruben
Posts: 1,701
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
what 27" wheel build are you doing that requires 300mm+ spokes? I've built up a few wheels now and the closest I've come to needing a 300mm length was 290mm on a 2 cross drive side 700c wheel...
Lilcphoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-11, 11:34 AM   #8
avner
Fueled by Tigers Blood
 
avner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Echo Park, California
Bikes:
Posts: 1,496
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
scrodzilla has long nipples!
avner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-11, 11:47 AM   #9
molimo140
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 65
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Didn't read this thread, but lol'd heartily at the title.
molimo140 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-11, 01:28 PM   #10
Oramas
don't door me bro!
 
Oramas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes: EAI Bareknuckle
Posts: 184
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oramas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-11, 03:00 PM   #11
Xgecko
old legs
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 957
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
and here I was thinking plumbing pipe
Xgecko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-11, 08:16 PM   #12
arp415
what? NO!
 
arp415's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Hollywood, CA
Bikes: 1988 Bridgestone RB-2 converted to ss
Posts: 254
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
When hard, the average female nipple is just taller than 5 quarters stacked together.
arp415 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-11, 08:32 PM   #13
MuppetMower
Senior Member
 
MuppetMower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Baton Rouge
Bikes: IRO Mark V
Posts: 325
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by arp415 View Post
When hard, the average female nipple is just taller than 5 quarters stacked together.
who measured that?
"please lay still while I stack these quarters on your bosoms"
MuppetMower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-11, 01:37 AM   #14
arp415
what? NO!
 
arp415's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Hollywood, CA
Bikes: 1988 Bridgestone RB-2 converted to ss
Posts: 254
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Stranger things have happened.
arp415 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-11, 02:13 AM   #15
Leukybear
THE STUFFED
 
Leukybear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sandy Eggo, CA
Bikes: Rock Lobster; EAI Bareknuckle; Evil Insurgent
Posts: 12,276
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 107 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by arp415 View Post
When hard, the average female nipple is just taller than 5 quarters stacked together.
Safety hazard.
Leukybear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-11, 10:35 AM   #16
wocketpatch
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
wocketpatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilcphoto View Post
what 27" wheel build are you doing that requires 300mm+ spokes? I've built up a few wheels now and the closest I've come to needing a 300mm length was 290mm on a 2 cross drive side 700c wheel...
Hm, well I do not know the make of the wheel, but I'm basing this on my own measurements of the existing spokes. Perhaps I'm measuring wrong? I measured with a ruler from end to end and what I came up with was between 30 and 31cm, a little closer to 31.

As for quarter stacking, I just wonder how many nipples one must measure in order to gather ample data to flesh out a tight average.
wocketpatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-11, 10:07 AM   #17
blamp28
Bikaholic
 
blamp28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Western, Michigan
Bikes: Trek Fuel 90, Giant OCR, Rans Screamer Tandem
Posts: 1,465
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wocketpatch View Post
to flesh out a tight average.
tee hee
blamp28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-11, 02:26 PM   #18
Nodnarbconcept
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Your mother.
Bikes: 2004 Pista Concept
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had an asian g/f w/ long nipples once.
Nodnarbconcept is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-11, 02:31 PM   #19
evilcryalotmore
モㄥ工匕モ 爪モ爪乃モ尺
 
evilcryalotmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: LA San Gabriel, California
Bikes: Custom frame
Posts: 2,137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My brother has some long nipples.
evilcryalotmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-11, 02:35 PM   #20
Jaytron
Brown Bear, Sqrl Hunter
 
Jaytron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: CAAD 10 4, Dolan DF4, Fuji Track Classic
Posts: 4,361
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hahahahahaahah. Thank you for this awesome thread.
Jaytron is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:32 PM.