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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:24 pm 
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After converting my 2008 Reynolds wheelset to 11s they need a redishing, but all the nipples are completely stuck. Any tips, or should I just buy new spokes and nipples and do a rebuild?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:08 pm 
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If they are stuck you have to rebuild. You maybe able to free them with penetrating fluid but you will likely fail on at least some of the spokes if not all.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:59 pm 
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Thanks, rebuild it is. The front wheel has a bent spoke, but is it possible to change it without loosening all the other spokes? Will cutting it damage the rim? That question is also relevant to the rear wheel, what is the best way to evenly release tension when the nipples are stuck?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:43 pm 
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sorry but I couldn't help it :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:20 pm 
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cutting the spokes is fine. If you build a wheel at the begining is can be quite warped but even the tension get evened out it becomes striaght and round again. Rims can flex alot.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:03 pm 
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Are the nipples ok? Do they have shape like new?
I've had a situation recentely: carbon rims, steel spokes and alu nipples. When iI tries to trim them, they snaped off and realized that they have been corroded so much. Just a touch and they snaped or went through a hole in rim...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:41 am 
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The nipples are internal, but the shape looks ok. I've ordered new spokes and nipples now, so I'm doing a complete rebuild.

Btw: What spoke tension is recommended on a 16/20 wheelset with DT Aerolites? I'm asking because I will soon both be rebuilding this Reynolds wheelset and building a new wheelset with Tune Mig70/Mag170 on Light-Bicycle 55mm.

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kgt wrote:
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sorry but I couldn't help it :)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:26 pm 
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Same as all wheels 1200N DS rear 1000N front.

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Use wrench with big leverage, beforehand let some.oil into nipples to.see if it helps to loosen them. If no success, replace spokes.


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New spokes are on the way :)

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