Re: [CR]Freeing up seized spoke nipples?


Example: Framebuilders:Masi

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Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 19:36:02 -0400
To: Jeff Potter <jeff@outyourbackdoor.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Freeing up seized spoke nipples?


Quoth Jeff Potter:
>I have an old wheel with what look like alloy spokes and nipples.
>(Old Campy sewup.)
>
>Several spokes are seized up. I turn the spoke wrench and it just
>acts like a spring---nipples won't budge.
>
>Any good way to free em up? Torch? I've squirted with Liquid Wrench so far.

If you squeeze the adjacent same-flange spokes together with one hand, while working the spoke wrench with the other, this sometimes helps by easing tension on the stuck spoke.

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