Quik Q: Mavic Carbone Internal Spoke Nipple [tool] Size?

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  1. puma

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    Just bought a pair of the Cosmic Carbones (the black plastic fairings) and wanted to know what internal nipple spoke tool is necessary? I'm guessing either a 5 or 5.5mm hex socket? Thanks.
     
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  2. artemidorus

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    I'll bump this, because I'm also keen to know the answer.
     
  3. Peter@vecchios

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    5mm but gotta be a pretty thinned walled one as there isn't a lot of space between the nipple and the 'socket' walls. Mavic has made an 'L' shaped one in the past. I have one if you need it.
     
  4. 531Aussie

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    I had some old Cosmic Pros for a while, and I ended up using a 5mm socket screwdriver, because it had thin enough walls to get in the holes. IIt was only cheap, so I bent it inot an 'L' for easier use. Most 'ordinary' sockets have walls which are too thick to get in
     
  5. puma

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    Thanks. I'll pick one up at a shop later today. The new triple-headed SW-15 Park Tool that just came out this Feb may be a good one.
     
  6. 531Aussie

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    you'll also need a tool to hold the flat spokes, to stop them from rotating when you tighten them
     
  7. artemidorus

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    Yep, pair of pliers - works a treat! :D
     
  8. 531Aussie

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    yeah, because the black finish on those black spokes is SO durable and scratch resistant :)
     
  9. artemidorus

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    Just put a rag around the jaws.
     
  10. 531Aussie

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    better yet, find a friend who's bought some Zondas or Eurus, then steel the 'disc' holding tool that comes with those wheels :)
     
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