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  • Wheelbuilding disaster!
  • Premier Icon Northwind
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    I wore out my nipple-fitting cocktail stick! It’s been with me since the first wheel I ever built. Rest easy, my brother

    poah
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    Don’t worry too much as they tend to come in packs of 50.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    I prefer a cotton bud.

    Onzadog
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    Yep, angle cut cotton bud stem for me.

    Premier Icon 136stu
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    Tragedy rather than disaster – RIP cocktail stick.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    I’ve got a spare somewhere in the garage, email in profile

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    found it !

    (as you can see it also offers some protection against alien lizard overlord brainwashing)

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    I always took you for a cocktail kind of guy NW.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Not using a cut down spoke? Heretic! Burn him.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    poah

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    Don’t worry too much as they tend to come in packs of 50.

    Yes but that was in 2011! I’ve used the rest of the packet up!

    escrs
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    Not using a cut down spoke? Heretic! Burn him.

    Best way to fit them, been doing this way for years, cocktail sticks are for sausages or cheese and pineapple chunks

    Premier Icon docgeoffyjones
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    Yes but that was in 2011! I’ve used the rest of the packet up!

    was it for cheese and pineapple hedgehogs?

    Premier Icon ctk
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    I was thinking about building my first wheel, is it always so tough?

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Rest easy, my brother

    Needs a Viking cocktail stick funeral. Despatching him to Valhalla is the least you can do.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Actual serious response- why cut down spokes? I tried that but it’s miles more faff with threading, and you can’t use them as easily to spin nipples off either (because they unthread). And a cocktail stick is one size fits all too

    Am I missing something with how people use them?

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