Key for internal nipples

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Key for internal nipples

Postby outcastjack » Thu Jan 10, 2013 18:07 pm

I recently bought a second hand wheel with spoke nipples reccessed inside the rim. the only way to get at them is by removing the tyre and rim tape however after doing this i still am not able to get any tools in to true the wheel. I think the nipples are standard 4mm square ones. does anyone know of a tool designed for this ?

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Re: Key for internal nipples

Postby mallorcajeff » Thu Jan 10, 2013 18:17 pm ... elID=27036

I used one of these on mine. (as long as they are not really deep aero rims)

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Re: Key for internal nipples

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Jan 10, 2013 18:46 pm

As above, you are looking at an internal nipple wrench, either square section or hexagonal depending on the nipples you have

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