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Stuck Nipples !!!

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by buddha, 1 May 2008.

  1. buddha

    buddha Veteran

    ^^^ ... Well actually on the front wheel.
    The nipples are stuck tight to the spokes. Tried soaking in WD40, but they won't budge.
    Anything else I can try?

    (Don't know what spokes/nipples. Just that they're stainless spokes. It's the stock wheel off an On-One Pompino BTW)
     
  2. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Try cutting & replacing the spokes!

    Stainless do that.
     
  3. Tharg2007

    Tharg2007 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    try some ammonia , it will dissolve any aluminum oxide formed on your nipples.
     
  4. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    :eek: Are you suggesting this man pee on his own nipples?
     
  5. OP
    OP
    buddha

    buddha Veteran

    Only when I can't pull the bib longs down enough :tongue:

    Anyway, I've just been advised to give the offending nipples a close-up jet wash. And carefully pour some boiling water over them. So will give that a go.
     
  6. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    point oil on them and go for a ride