However from my experience anytime you force nipples onto bad threads (too shallow or off angle or off-TPI) you will experience premature binding, twisting and "snap" action of the nipples before you have reached the 90-120 kgf tension range.
Fine truing becomes difficult because the bind and "snap" behavior encompasses almost an entire turn.
Just something to keep in mind...
Robert Shackelford San Jose, CA USA
Quoting M-gineering <email@example.com>:
> Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:
> > Well, in my continuing Hi-E Project, having destroyed one rim trying
> > to true a Hi-E wheel with old corroded spokes, I decided to respoke,
> > but hoped to reuse the special Hi-E nipples. The original spokes
> > measure 15 ga on the end, so I ordered some 15 ga DTs to rebuild
> > with. But when they arrived today, I found I cannot thread the Hi-E
> > nipples more than a couple of turns onto the DT 15 ga spokes. Did
> > Hi-E make their own spokes as well as nipples? Did they use a
> > non-standard thread?
> > Regards,
> > Jerry Moos
> Hello, it's Hi-E again:
> 286 alloy nipples 15 ga british threaded (2-56) with a class 3 fit.
> These fit Stella's B-U, Rodelli and most of the swiss and japanese
> spokes with 15 thread. They can als be used on on the french thread used
> by Robergel and Bernard but require a bit of persasion until the threads
> are covered
> Marten Gerritsen
> Kiel Windeweer
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