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I can not see any advantage to this layout, except maybe threading a U-Lock or similar through the wheels is easier with some wider gaps. Where I live, the biggest concern I would have is durability. It would seem evenly spaced spokes would produce a stronger wheel. Since there are 'big' gaps in spoke placement around the rim, I would fear hitting a ...


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If it happened in a week, you should take the bike back to the shop you bought the bike from and get them to give you a new wheel (or at least fix the one you have) for free [generally, they should have you take the bike in for a service after ~30 days / 50 miles, whichever comes first, for free]. Any competent bike shop should be able to replace a few ...


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You may choose to simply file it down. If there is enough threading on the spoke that the nipple still has purchase despite the penetration, you can safely remove the excess by snipping it, then filing the resulting sharp edge. If you do this, you may need to be careful later when trueing the wheel. Tightening the spoke could either cause the issue to ...


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I'd cut it without a special tool: fully unthread the nipple remove spoke from the rim (no need to remove it from hub) fully thread the nipple as far as it can go cut 5mm of spoke thread with a regular cutting plier fully unthread the nipple. mushed threads (from the cheap pliers) will be fixed that way insert spoke into rim thread nipple as much as ...


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In plumbing and piping, a nipple is a fitting, consisting of a short piece of pipe, usually provided with a male pipe thread at each end, for connecting two other fittings. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nipple_%28plumbing%29 This is from the wikipedia entry on the plumbing and piping context of the word Nipple as suggested by Daniel R. Hicks' ...


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I have seen a situation where a internal-geared hub is used with a standard rim, and the (large) diameter of the hub results in the spokes approaching the rim at a fairly sharp angle (made worse by this being a 26" bike). This results in excess fatigue at the nipples and resulting spoke breakage there. Not sure how to fix this other than to get a new rim ...



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