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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:18 am 
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On the DA 9000 and RS81 wheels what do the spoke nipples screw into ? Is there some sort of square washer bonded into the carbon,curious to know what the bulges are for ?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:55 am 
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They're for marketing. :)

Those look like standard nipples, I don't think they screw into anything. The bulge would be to reinforce the area, allowing the part between the spoke holes to be thinner since it doesn't have to withstand the force. It's more expensive to make rims like that, not the least because you need a mold for each spoke hole count rather than making one rim and drilling it.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:21 am 
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Your in very select company knowing what a Maico is :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:04 am 
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The nipples are not standard, the have a slightly bigger cross section area in contact with the rim than a standard nipple.

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I went back and forth between wanting a Maico, or a "husky" back then, but all I ever had was a damn bicycle. Lol

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:50 pm 
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Perhaps you were thinking of the dura ace TL version?

Pretty sure the 7850SL, and ultegra 6700s use the same nipples.

These appear to thread into inserts bonded into the carbon - its possible they actually are the same piece as the rim/brake surface as well.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:24 pm 
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Sure, what I linked to was the 7850-C24-CL nipple but the 9000 and RS81 nipples are essentially the same, just black.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:58 pm 
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Look closer - there are actual threads on the TL's nipples. The rim beds don't have holes to insert nipples.

see http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techd ... 748432.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techd ... 748434.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:05 pm 
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The image in the OP is not a TL.


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