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    Default enve internal nipples

    can a non wheelbuilder (AKA a moron like me) replace a spoke myself in an Enve carbon rim?
    is there a special tool required for the internal nipple?.... guessing yes.

    Thanks O wise ones

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    Default Re: enve internal nipples

    Found the tool reqd., going to give it a go..... how hard can it be?

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    Default Re: enve internal nipples

    If you've got the tool, you can do it. If they're bladed spokes, make your life even easier with something to hold the blade.

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    Default Re: enve internal nipples

    Get a new nipple to go with the spoke.

    Maybe your LBS will have one or call ENVE, they are made by Pillar.

    Good luck.
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    Default Re: enve internal nipples

    Park tool ordered, spokes ordered (love the Enve website for the spoke infoe), additional nipples ordered. bummer that my tire is held on with tape..... ooh found my Sapim bladed spoke holder gizmo too.... game on!

    Thanks guys

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    Default Re: enve internal nipples

    Man, my ownership of a set of cane creek wheels with bladed spokes made my extremely averse to any non-standard nipple arrangements. I suppose internal isn't quite as bad as at the hub.

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    Default Re: enve internal nipples

    Quote Originally Posted by lemonlaug View Post
    Man, my ownership of a set of cane creek wheels with bladed spokes made my extremely averse to any non-standard nipple arrangements. I suppose internal isn't quite as bad as at the hub.
    Those and Shimano wheels with the nipples at the hubs were the worst to tension and tru. The Cane Creek wheels that had the little cover all of the nipples except for a small cutout was horrible. I don't know if you had those but I always just took the cover off.

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    Default Re: enve internal nipples

    So the quest came to an abrupt halt when I purchased a Park SW-16.3 internal nipple wrench, the hang tag was marked as 16.3 and so was the butt sticker (?) however the faint stamp on the driver head was 6mm. So it was 6mm and not 3/16... doh! Sent a sarky note to Park Tools and they are sending me a replacement gratis...... good customer relations IMHO.

    So the demise of my wheel has been postponed..... for now.

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