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    Sourcing nipple washers

    Seems like there are other non-bike forums that title may fit in?

    I am building a new wheel for a Bluto for my Fatboy. I noticed the Fatboy rims have washers under the nipples - I've never seen this before. I did some searching and seems this is common with carbon rims (even though the Fatboy rims are aluminum).

    Question: are they necessary and if so, where do I get them? I presume Specialized wouldn't put them in there if they weren't necessary.
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    ok, I'll proceed with caution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch View Post
    Seems like there are other non-bike forums that title may fit in?

    I am building a new wheel for a Bluto for my Fatboy. I noticed the Fatboy rims have washers under the nipples - I've never seen this before. I did some searching and seems this is common with carbon rims (even though the Fatboy rims are aluminum).

    Question: are they necessary and if so, where do I get them? I presume Specialized wouldn't put them in there if they weren't necessary.
    If you're handbuilding, and are good at balancing tension, they're probably superfluous.

    My guess is that S used them because their wheels are machine built, not tension balanced, and they were worried about their single-wall rims cracking at the eyelets due to whacked tension.

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    thought this thread had porn in it.........
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    If you decide you want washers: http://www.bikehubstore.com/category-s/136.htm
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    thanks!
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    Useless without........

    This thread is useless without pics. Ouch!!

    Never mind it was was just to disturbing.
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    As I've suggested in several other threads, you could just google it. In this case that might get you way more information then you really want.
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    I did google it before posting and couldn't come up with anything (useful).
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    This is what I got.
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    I was like "bdundee is going to do the thing everyone is thinking in here and why am I having to scroll so far before this is going to happen, c'mon this is why I even clic- ha, ok THERE it is."
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    hahaha....ouch!
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    Nipple Washers? OK. I went this route.

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    Super dirty? OK....This could work.

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    tough crowd

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    Why they had to go and call them nipples is beyond me, and lost to the sands of time.

    They should have called them spoke nuts, oh wait, that's not any better....
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    Quote Originally Posted by WA-CO View Post
    Super dirty? OK....This could work.

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    Damn! They are a real product.
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