Re: [CR]Nipple washers

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing:Falck)

Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 20:51:27 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Nipple washers
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Suzy Jackson wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I've got some old wheels that I'm restoring. They use Conloy rims and
> Airlite hubs. After much searching, I managed to get 15/16 ga DT spokes
> to do the rebuild, but as they have no eyelets, they were originally
> built with washers under the nipples, made from brass, of which
> approximately half fell to pieces on removal. I'd like to build them
> with new nipple washers (see
> for a photo of
> what I mean). Nobody at the LBS understands what I mean when I ask for
> nipple washers - they have spoke washers and do the blank look when I
> tell them that's not what I want.
> A web search turned up nothing as well - except for the pic on the Sapim
> website. Does anybody know where I can get them? I want a few hundred,
> so I can build up my slightly more morern Nisi singles rims as well, and
> have some to hand for next time.

I found brass washers and steel washers of the correct size at the hardware store.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California