Re: [CR]Nipple washers

(Example: Racing)

Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 08:48:10 -0600
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: [CR]Nipple washers
References: <>
In-Reply-To: <> wrote:
> Saavedra rims had aluminum alloy nipple washer that seemed to be specific to
> this Argentina made rim. They were a total pain in the arse to use, in that
> every nipple had to be inserted into said washer, then threaded into the spoke.
> If you got the spoke length wrong, it was a long and tedious process to take
> it apart and start all over again.
> But man, they were light.

And it was even worse with their aero profile rims.

I still see Saavedra rims on some racing wheelchairs from time to time.


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA