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Offline GregW

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Reuse spokes?
« on: 09.01. 2021 19:25 »
The front rim on my A10 started to rust (long story) and needs to be replaced. I have stainless spokes on the wheel and, being cheap, am hoping I can reuse the spokes to lace to a new rim. Has anyone reused spokes? Is it fraught with peril?  *help*
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Re: Reuse spokes?
« Reply #1 on: 09.01. 2021 19:43 »
If you can get the nuts off them, you can re-use then.

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Re: Reuse spokes?
« Reply #2 on: 09.01. 2021 21:04 »
Shouldn't be a problem. Stainless spokes (with plated brass nipples) should come undone easily.
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Re: Reuse spokes?
« Reply #3 on: 10.01. 2021 01:11 »
Thanks guys!
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