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I am working on a new wheel build and am looking for Gold Nipples, but strongly prefer brass over alloy. Most places I have found only have black or silver, oddly no gold... which should be natural for brass.

Any ideas?
 

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I've never seen them...ever. And I've built a metric sh*t-ton of wheels and been in the business a long time. Only gold alloy.
 

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You didn't pay attention to the all important word "internal" which in this case means they're designed for Enve carbon rims and in ever case you can't see them...because they're...internal.
Yeah when I originally saw those in my search, I was excited for a minute or two. It shows they CAN be made, now just need DT Swiss or Sapim to step up...
 

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Well yeah, pretty much anything can be made...it's just a matter of whether DT or Sapim think it's actually worth it to produce them.


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I am working on a new wheel build and am looking for Gold Nipples, but strongly prefer brass over alloy. Most places I have found only have black or silver, oddly no gold... which should be natural for brass.

Any ideas?
I have an old poster of a Cinelli with a 50th anniversary Campy group and gold everywhere, including the spoke nipples. Maybe you could contact them :)
 

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You didn't pay attention to the all important word "internal" which in this case means they're designed for Enve carbon rims and in ever case you can't see them...because they're...internal.

Isn't internal what really matters so threads won't seize?
 

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Isn't internal what really matters so threads won't seize?
Internal nipples are inside the rim, they don't protrude through the spoke hole. Thus it wouldn't matter what color they were since the OP couldn't see them. Think Enve vs Zipp.
 

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Internal nipples are inside the rim, they don't protrude through the spoke hole. Thus it wouldn't matter what color they were since the OP couldn't see them. Think Enve vs Zipp.

Oh OK, I misunderstood what you meant by "internal". I thought you meant inside where the spoke threads.
 
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