RE: [CR]Freeing up seized spoke nipples?

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From: "robert st.cyr" <>
Subject: RE: [CR]Freeing up seized spoke nipples?
Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2005 20:43:45 -0700

Jeff, at my shop I use a tool called a "twist resist" which is a modified hozan fourth hand tool. First I lube the nipple at both ends with tri-flow and let soak for a few minutes, than I back off on the nipple while applying firm pressure to the spoke with the t/r tool just above the nipple. My favorite spoke wrench for this application is the yellow spokey. This method works most of the time. I usually replace the nipple with a new one. good luck, Robert St.Cyr ASUCD Bike Barn
>From: Jeff Potter <>
>Subject: [CR]Freeing up seized spoke nipples?
>Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 18:22:05 -0400
>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.
>Thanks. --JP
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