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Old 10-19-2017, 10:10 PM
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Getting ready to rebuild my wheels.. cant for the life of me find out the nipple size.. does anyone know? i would like to get the exact size spoke wrench. Thanks guys!

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In case anyone else winds up here, the answer is

6.3mm spoke wrench
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1/4 inch works here for about 50 years on my parts!
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Thats simply not true! You will eat these spokes alive with a 1/4” or a 7mm, thats why I originally came here. The nipple is 2/5 of an inch, you might as well tell them to use vise grips.
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Thats simply not true! You will eat these spokes alive with a 1/4” or a 7mm, thats why I originally came here. The nipple is 2/5 of an inch, you might as well tell them to use vise grips.
6.3 mm = 0.2480 in (a tight ~1/4")
7 mm = 0.2756 in (not exactly 1/4")
2/5 in = 0.4 in (wut?)

Might want to review the math. I don't think that British wire wheels in 1961+ had any metric measure parts? Camp (as usual) is correct @ 1/4".
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Go ahead, use the 1/4.. you can destroy your own rims... ill ise the right tool for the job.
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Being imperial wheels I would definitely go for the 1/4” spanner, the other thing you could do is measure them?
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In case anyone else winds up here, the answer is

6.3mm spoke wrench
It seems to me that you are arguing against yourself.
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Being imperial wheels I would definitely go for the 1/4” spanner, the other thing you could do is measure them?
i did measure. 6.3mm!

you people sont listen.
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It seems to me that you are arguing against yourself.
no im argueing against using the wrong wrench, spanner for the job.

i say use the 6.3mm spoke spanner, these guys say screw it, cram a 1/4”er in there.
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:14 AM
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This is getting silly. It's just a garden variety wire wheel spoke wrench.
You can find it for 11 bucks:
https://mossmotors.com/spoke-wrench-wire-wheel
Yes, it is marked "1/4". The other Usual Suspects probably carry the same tool.
Any anti-BRExiters can probably search farther afield and find the exact same tool marked "6.3" - dimensionally the same.
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You guys use whatever you want. Its fine with me.. I dont know what you people are arguing about. The CORRECT size is a 6.3, thats black and white. The 1/4 YOU may can get to work, but in my garage we use the right tools. So for me 6.3 is the ONLY tool to use.
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Mike it is past silly--it is sort of pathological! Here is a picture of my 40+year old "incorrect' spoke wrench from Snap-On that has served me well through many full restorations (3 which became North American Champions). I wonder if this fellow has not wandered over from that "other forum" where a good argument is desired more than knowledge. Or perhaps he has cornered the market for that size wrench.

On the other hand all nipples in good condition will be fine but old sand blasted or corroded nipples might just take a smaller size. Wheels like that should be thrown away.
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Wow I can see this is a Im better then you forum. Oh well.. who cares what you think. I came here looking for an answer apparently you people dont know... i solved it myself, and now have to argue with a bunch of oldtimers that just because there old *** sloppy tools fit, for me, Ill use the correct tool. What Im not going to do is waste any more time on you pretentious know it alls with your silly opinions. The spoke is 6.3 thats fact, go use a hammer to get it out if you want to. My participation is over here.
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Isn’t it a shame when young’ns (seeing as we are pretentious oldtimers) are not able to deduce that 6.3mm is soooo damn close to 1/4” that it DOSEN’T make a bit of difference? And yes I did see that you had measured them after I posted but i couldn’t be bothered editing my post.
Seeing as you can’t accept the advice of this very knowledgeable forum I would humbly suggest you ‘go forth and procreate’ and leave the forum just my 4cents worth. ( I upped it from the normal 2c)
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Hahahhaa!! Do you think I give a ship what you think?!? Hahaha no old man.. im going to ise the forum as it was designed regardless if theres a stale old fart floating around. Maybe someone will be trying to restore a original set of wheels like me, and dont want to do it like a barbarian with whatever tool is up my *** that day. Thanks for the thought but to me, your 2’ is worthless. Cheers
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If they are an original set of wheels then they sure as hell won’t be metric. But as I said you are comparing apples with slightly different apples. And I would remind you that you were the one introducing the name calling.
I look forward to your next Q & A session
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Sigh.....
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Rodman you need to work on your reading skills.




1. Actually I was called a name first. Called a troll if you care to read back. But thats not going to change anything, you cant rationalize with stupid.




2. No man, you didnt answer BEFORE i measured and edited my post. NO ONE had answered so I dug out my caliper and came back and put in my own answer, to help the community, then you people proceeded to argue with the damn measurement. Lmao I was just trying help the next guy. I could give a ship about you and your opinions on using incorrect tools for ever how many hundreds of years. For any one who cares, the answer is 6.3mm. For you backyarders, grab yer qwarta inch, give er a lil bend, and er ya go!




3. Also yes they are the original jag wheels smart guy.. measured with a V caliper to be just under half way between 6 and 7. A 6.3mm is the correct size. Still not sure what there is to argue about.




I never said you couldnt use a 1/4”, i said Im not going to, I personally think its stupid, but never said you couldt.

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