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Broken spoke nipple

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edited September 2015 in Workshop
Hi all,

I've had a rather frustrating problem with a spoke nipple having broken whilst replacing a broken spoke in a set of Mavic Aksium wheels. I guess it's not a great surprise given the wheels have been used for cross plus the spoken damage was caused by the rear mech going into the spokes having apparently picked up some sort of bit of tree in the race. So now I need to sort out the results :(

Whilst trueing the wheel, the nipple has broken in half, leaving half in the spoke key and half firmly anchoring the spoke into the rim. I suspect this is the result of some sort of corrosion of the nipple. I can't turn the remaining half of the nipple - it looks like the only thing I can do is cut the new spoke and replace both with new. Any other suggestions?



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