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Can't Hardly Wait
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Anyone have any extra spokes with the proprietary washer on it for this wheel. I need a non-drive side rear spoke. Or does anyone have a trashed wheel that they want to donate?:( If I can get it fixed, I am going to use it on my wifes 29er which is more of a road rider anyway. Shimano no longer makes the spoke and my interweb searches have come up with nada.

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Greg
 

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My fix: to modify an alloy nipple to be used as the rim washer with a standard spoke.

14 Ga spoke @ same length as original. I used an alloy nipple, cut it to a about 3 or 4 mm long from the bulb end. With a dremel, I dished the back of the bulb end with a larger drill bit to fit the spoke head. Drilled out the cut nipple so it would slide onto the spoke and put it into place. So far it seems to be working but time will tell.

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