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  • I'll ask in the wheel building thread but thought this might be a good thread:

    I'm regularly dealing with 12g & 13g spokes and big nipples 🤭

    I'm getting tired of using a cheap multi spoke wrench. I'm guessing the (puctured) Hozan offering is of a similar quality, and is probably as annoying to use. I could be wrong, anyone have any experience with these?

    For anyone also regularly working on 12g & 13g, what nipple wrench(s) are you using?


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  • Sapim make a good 13g nipple wrench. Not sure about 12g but I haven’t looked

  • The Park Tool SW-0/1/2/3 range are pretty comfy to use. There are 4 sizes up to 4mm so check which one you need. The red one fitted the slightly bigger nipples on my wheel.

  • I'm getting tired of using a cheap multi spoke wrench.

    Because of the ergonomics or the (lack of) quality?

    If the later, I wonder if you could take a new one and harden it with a mapp or butane torch and something (oil?) to quench it in.

  • Actually, I have a Park nipple wrench I filed out to fit the larger nipples that were on an igh wheel I bought at some point as I couldn't find a wrench to fit.

    It was pretty nice to use.

  • That one looks cheap, but hozan don't make crap so would give it a shot.
    Not a fan of the all sizes in one jobs, get on well at the unior single spoke wrenches and then have a full set of the double ended spanner types (often needed for cargo spokes as you get the tension up). Not stripped one yet!


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