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Old 01-17-2015, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default akront rims / spoke nipple size

I have a 40 hole akront that I was told was used on a triumph cotten spool hub. So I " assumed I'd be dealing with the same spoke pattern and nipple size for an 18" rim so I got a standard set of triumph 18" spokes and right off the nipples are a lot larger than the holes. Considerably . I am thinking I have a rim that doesn't match or the holes would fit standard spokes . anybody familiar with these setups that would know? What I know is if I had a dunlop rim I'd be lacing a wheel right now so I have the stock size spokes . thanks k.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:07 PM   #2
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Maybe the rim was used on a wheel with a different gauge spoke set. You could always just drill the holes to match your spoke set. Be careful to pay attention to the angle of the holes.

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Thanks Craig . I was considering drilling them out. Also wondering of you can use a different nipple size? The spokes are 8ga I believe the nipples are huge .
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Take a look at the Buchanan's site, they probably have different nipple OD's for the same spoke size.
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I just measured the nipples that came with my Buchanan Stainless Spokes set (used in an Akront 18" rim and the O.D. of the nipple is 0.281"

I just checked Buchanan's web site. For 8ga spokes, they make 0.281", 0.300", 0.320" and 0.343" O.D. nipples (stainless).

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Thanks for the reference Craig I think I will go that route instead of drilling I'll check my hole diameter . thanks for the replies I appreciate it . Ken.
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