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As the other comments said, it's often not a good idea to reuse spokes and even nipples. I would be more inclined to simply buy a flip-flop hub and lace that to the old rim with new spokes and nipples. Remembering that different spokes have different properties and can be chosen depending on the bike, rider and what the bike will be used for. You're right ...


I've seen this done and mostly work out ok, but I still wouldn't recommend it for the commented reasons. If do want to attempt to reuse the spokes, you'll need to buy a hub with as close to the same flange size as possible. If you go with a wider flange, you'll end up with spokes poking through your rim that you'll need to cut and possibly rethread. If ...

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