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Old 03-14-09, 10:01 AM
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Which Spoke Wrench for Wheelsmith Nipples?

I'm buying these Wheelsmith Nipples and I don't have a spoke wrench.
http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=WM7000

What size spoke wrench should I buy to fit these?


Is there any kind of standard or is it just best for me to buy one of each of the 3 sizes Park makes?


thanks as always.
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Old 03-14-09, 10:23 AM
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The "Black" (SW0) Park spoke wrench is the correct model for Wheelsmith and DT spoke nipples. The Green (SW1) fits the unusual Union spokes and the Red (SW2) fits older Japanese spokes.
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if you are talking about park you'll need the black one. there nothing wrong with buying all three of them. your riding buddies will thank you because you are sure to have one to fit their wheels in a time of need.
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Old 03-14-09, 11:58 AM
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thanks guys...now the question, how much do I like my riding buddies
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Who needs a spoke wrench on the road?
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I like "Spokey" brand wrenches best. They never round off the shoulders. The red coded Spokey would give the tightest fit.

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Originally Posted by tellyho View Post
Who needs a spoke wrench on the road?
Hopefully, not me but I do have a simple one as part of my multi-tool.

It's never been used (so far) but a broken spoke could require on to tension the adjacent spokes and let me or better yet, someone else, limp home.
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