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Old 06-08-07, 08:15 AM
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Spoke Problem

I would like to true my back rim but cannot for the life of me get the spokes to stop turning with the nipples, I have tried soaking in oil but no luck, it is not rusted, spokes are stainless, anyone know any tricks to this? Any suggestions would be great
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Old 06-08-07, 09:38 AM
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sounds like they are seized?
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Old 06-08-07, 09:49 AM
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Sometimes you can help it along by squeezing some adjacent spokes on the same side really hard to detension the one you're working on. It will all come back ok when you release.
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Some wheelbuilders use Spoke Freeze to keep the spokes from unwinding. American Classic does this. They recommend using a Twist Resist tool to hold the spoke still while you use a spoke wrench on the nipple.
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Old 06-08-07, 10:49 AM
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Thanks NoRacer, I knew there had to be tool for this just have never seen one or watched LBS do it.
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Old 06-08-07, 11:10 AM
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I hold all spokes with pliars, no noticeable scratches, and I hate scratches.

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