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Where to buy?

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:28 pm
by LG
Thought a thread might be handy to provide advice on where to purchase replacement retro/vintage bike parts.

As a start, I'm wondering if anybody could give me a clue where to purchase spoke nipples in 20mm - 25mm length for a set of wooden wheels? Much appreciated.

Re: Where to buy?

Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:20 pm
by Imwit
Have been thinking the same. Anyone know where to get a 1" campag record crown race? Euro Asia imports list them but I don't feel a crown race justifies creating an account.

Re: Where to buy?

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:07 am
by LG
Well the thread hasn't taken off too much yet :lol: , but after much searching I have managed to locate a US ebay seller with long nipples http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/291221588763 ... 1423.l2649, still hoping somebody has another lead with slightly cheaper postage though.

Imwit, are you looking for nuovo record or something later for the crown race?

Re: Where to buy?

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:11 pm
by koen
yeah, i had been thinking of your 1" nipple problem. I remember seeing them on a US website a few years back but I don't think they were cheaper than your ebay ones. Have you tried LBS? or vintage cycle club? I was fortunate my wooden rims came with the nipples and washers. Wood rims are very interesting to build up as they are so flexible.(relatively)

edit: the website was here but I don't see longer than 16mm nipples now.
http://www.wheelbuilder.com/ghisallo/

Re: Where to buy?

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:12 pm
by Imwit
LG wrote:Imwit, are you looking for nuovo record or something later for the crown race?

Later. The 95 onwards type that is fairly easily available.
I've found a fair few more options but all are $35 and upwards for a crown race!?! And I haven't looked at the postage yet.
Might as well get another whole headset at those prices.
Any other options? I tried an el cheapo one but it doesn't fit the bearings.