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    Where to buy fancy nipples

    Taco'd my wheel a bit last weekend and need to buy a new rim and spokes for a rebuild. I figure this is a good opportunity to incorporate some of those fancy nips onto my wheel. Where do you guys buy the color-matched nips for your rides? I'm in Tucson but will likely mail order the rim so online shopping is not a problem althoguh if a LBS had some I would certainly buy them there.

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    What kind of wheel are you building (how much travel on the bike)? What kind or model of rim are you thinking about using?

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    Rim will be a 29 WTB Speeddisc. It will go on a hardtail Voodoo w/ a 100mm Reba. They had straight spokes on there originally. Would it be worth it to go to a more expensive (lighter? butted?) spoke. This is my first foray into building a wheel so i really don't know what I need to look for yet.

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    Any bike shop or online dealer can order anodized nipples for you. Just ask for them.

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    Depending on your LBS they'll probably charge you $1/spoke and maybe even $40 to $50 to lace up your rim. Maybe not if you buy the rim there but then your looking at $50 to $90 for a decent rim.

    As far as online retailers Speedgoat just had a lot of rims on closeout. You can buy spokes by the box at Jensen and you can buy individual spokes at http://www.cambriabike.com/shopdispl...es+%2F+Nipples
    There's a number of on-line spoke calculators http://www.wheelpro.co.uk/spokecalc/
    DT Swiss) has a good one that you can use to figure out what length to order. I'd like supercomps but if your #160 or less you could go something sexier but at a cost.

    Besides the wheel forum this is the info I used to learn how to build wheels:
    http://miketechinfo.com/new-tech-wheels-tires.htm
    and of course the best place on the internet for anything bike related. RIP.
    http://sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html

    Good luck. It's really not that hard but expect to spend 4 or 5 hours on your first wheel.

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    Slippery Pig has all kinds of colors. They've built me a couple of wheelsets, one with gold ones and one with blue ones.
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    Wow I'm amazed at the restraint of the replys...very mature.
    Gordys on the west side does great job with colors as does Rage in Scottsdale!

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    I heard ABCO has some unique nipples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff F
    Wow I'm amazed at the restraint of the replys...very mature.
    Okay fine, here you go:

    I hear you can get some good ones in Vegas.
    When the world slips you a Jeffrey, stroke the furry wall.

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    Rumor has it that CactusJoe has pepperoni nipples
    JRA

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    Just have Dave the"Jedi Master" build them he has the nipples and spokes you seek! He is local and does the best work that I have ever seen and ridden bar none!

    http://speeddream.com/index.php


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    Quote Originally Posted by eabos
    Rumor has it that CactusJoe has pepperoni nipples
    They go good with my giant sausage.
    When the world slips you a Jeffrey, stroke the furry wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusJoe
    They go good with my giant sausage.
    and with your bologna tits
    JRA

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    Castle Botique or Zorbas have some really fancy nipples.
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    Awesome, it got COLD in this thread and all the nips came out. SG does have the rim I need on sale but w/ shipping I might as well buy it from my LBS.

    Thanks everyone

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