Removing Alu Nipples from carbon rims

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rjk8
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Anybody got any ideas on how to get nipples stuck inside the rim out?
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by fitty4

screw in a spoke and pull?

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If you mean in the cavity. Just shake it until the nipple falls out of a hole. 5 minutes tops.
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That'd be great if I could see them. They are stuck in the void where the bladder was.
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Been shaking, no luck.
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Stuck in the bladder sucks - I can't offer any great solutions, just 'I've been there' support.

Good luck.

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Vacuum hose with a rag stretched over it.

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by focuscarbon

maybe try to use sharpener to enlarge the valve a little and shake it out from the valve.........hope it helps
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Shop Vac 4.25 hp sucked them right out and recovered them out of the bin. Stoked. Thanks for all the advice.
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by fallen86

This happens to me a quite a bit when I'm building deeper section wheels. For some reason simply spinning the wheel always works surprisingly well for me. The centripital force will naturally force it towards a hole. Of course it'll come flying out so do it in a confined room or something. Once you spin it and it sounds like it has settled somewhere inside, stop the wheel, give it a shake and spin it again. So far this has worked faster for me than simpky trying to shake it out. Good luck.

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