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5.5mm spoke holes sounds ridiculously large and it would not surprise me if that's not correct. Ryde don't mention it on their generic V38 page nor do "Flying Pigeon" on their Westwood listing but they do suggest 2.0mm spokes. No mention of needing large head nipples though. If you can try the large head in the rim before buying definitely do that. ...


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You may be interested in this .. The 1992 Bridgestone catalogue (8meg PDF) The bike is the lower end of the range (MB-6 being lowest), meaning its not worth that much and never started out as a great bike. As its steel (one redeeming feature), its possible to cold form the frame to widen the rear drop outs to take a 10speed, so technically its ...


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I'm not sure about building a wheel using just the screw slot – I think you could probably do it, but I suspect that it would be a painful process. If you tried it, you'd want to be sure that the spoke lengths were exactly right. Much of the strength of the spoke comes from engaging with the threads in the wider section of the nipple that is on the inside of ...



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