spoke nipples

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spoke nipples

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Post by kehughes » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:00 pm

Can anyone tell me about these 2 different styles? I am cleaning up some oem spokes to send to cad. The one on the right came off my spokes(6 3/4") on my kelsey hayes 16" wheels. The one on the left was on some spare spokes. Im pretty sure they are oe also, but the spares are around 8 1/4" long. I think they're for 18" wheels. The threads are the same between them.

I lost one of my nipples and was going to grab one of the spares. Thats when I noticed the difference.

I also have a set of spokes that measures around 7 7/8". Any clue to what they fit?
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Re: spoke nipples

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Post by kehughes » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:02 pm

surely someone on here knows.

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Re: spoke nipples

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Post by Pomike » Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:56 pm

I don't know which is which, but if you are planning on riding the bike, please check the threads REAL good. I had some I was going to do the same thing to, but my life matters more than oem on my rider, so I canned them. A lot of those older parts are scary. Good luck. Mike

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Re: spoke nipples

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Post by 1950Panhead » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:08 pm

16" wheel 6.7"
18" wheel 8.15"
Little twin 16" front wheel 4.68" and 6.875"
Little twin 18" front wheel 5.93" and 8.375"

Your 6.75" inch spokes are for 16" wheels.
Your 8.125" inch spokes are for 18" wheels.
Your 7.875" is not standard length.
Nipple on left is reproduction, nipple on right is original.
Jerry

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Re: spoke nipples

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Post by kehughes » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:27 am

Thanks for the help.

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