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Old 11-23-23, 11:00 PM
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Nipple washers for a 404FC build

i'm just about done lacing up the wheels, and i think i might have used the wrong nipple washers. please Please PLEASE tell me it doesn't make a difference.
i've been using more roundey ones, but i just discovered i have the oval ones too.
i will rebuild if it makes a difference
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the ones i've been using look like ... o ... i just found ones i have that look like ... 0 ...
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The specs say "use washers", so maybe they aren't too fussy which ones.
https://www.sram.com/globalassets/do...ifications.pdf
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Which washer shape fits the rim hole's seat better? Did you test fit first? Andy
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Originally Posted by The_Snail
i'm just about done lacing up the wheels, and i think i might have used the wrong nipple washers. please Please PLEASE tell me it doesn't make a difference.
i've been using more roundey ones, but i just discovered i have the oval ones too.
i will rebuild if it makes a difference
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Are the round ones a snug fit? I'd expect they might be digging in at the sides because that's quite a sharp rim profile.
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Zipp rims require large oval washers.
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Maybe this is what you need: https://www.ebay.com/itm/17543692471...54bef1a8e80564

Or maybe this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/17543692471...54bef1a8e80564

Also, J&B and QBP have generic washers, like this, available in several sizes. Order through your local bike shop: https://www.jbi.bike/site/product_de..._number=550272
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The support, or load spread washers offer tapers off very rapidly as you move out from the nipple.

This tapering is circular, so any difference between a round and oval washer is very minimal.

Ideally a washer should be thick enough to spread load, yet thin enough to flex and conform to the rim. ANY washer that meets these conditions is fine.
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