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Where to buy 282mm black spoke and nipple for aero wheel?

bigdavevwbigdavevw Posts: 213
edited June 2010 in Workshop
Hi guys i bought a set of Reynolds Alta race wheels today off here. One of the spokes is broke, the previous owner removed the spoke and nipple so i cant see what the nipple looked like. I can only see the top of the nipple when i look down the inside of the rim.

So, where can i buy a 282mm black non aero spoke and the special nipple? And do i need a special tool to fit it?

Dave 8)


  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Give someone like Paul Hewitt Cycles a call for spokes e.g. DT Aero - they never answer e-mails! Nipple tool depends on shape and how it fits in the rim - some are hex and some are square.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • SeanTSeanT Posts: 51
    Try Planet X. They supplied me with spare spokes for my Alta Races.

    You need a special spoke key or a Nut Spinner (5mm from memory) for the nipple.
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Depends on how wheels are constructed i.e. blind nipples and whether they are inverted, plus whether the nipples are hex-headed or . Remove the tyre/rim tape and take a peek inside the rim - I have three different spoke keys for deep rims, they are not universal.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
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