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Old 10-21-08, 04:01 PM   #1
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Spoke/nipple/rim corrosion

I'd like a set of wheels that will still be trueable without continuously maintaining them during winter.
If this is possible, what kinda materials should spoke/nipples be made of, or would SS eyelets on the rim help?
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Old 10-21-08, 04:40 PM   #2
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stainless steel spokes and nickel plated brass nipples are relatively corrosion free.
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I'll add that the rim/spoke-nipple interface is the only place on my bike (other than the chain) where I've ever seen any corrosion.

No idea why.
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probably because they don't have a protective coating like paint or oil and are closer to the ground.
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There is very little paint or oil anywhere on my bike

I was going to try to pin the blame on some kind of salt-brass-AL reaction, but I'd be totally making it up.
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