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I had a Ksyrium Nipple come loose, is this normal?(6 posts)

I had a Ksyrium Nipple come loose, is this normal?James
Feb 26, 2002 12:25 AM
Has anyone ever had this happen. It was the front wheel, I tightened it and seems fine now. Should i put some type of thread lock??
No, but fixable.cyclequip
Feb 26, 2002 3:14 AM
Back the nipple off a bit and use loctite on the threads - then tension and let it set. The threads are coarse so be careful truing.
Feb 26, 2002 11:34 AM
I had it happen on my rear wheel after truing it up from a wreck. Darn thing wouldn't stay put so I used BLUE loctite. Do not use RED - it has a much stronger bond and you may be screwed in the future. BLUE is designed to be loosened.
THANKS for the help, I went out and bought some(nm)James
Feb 26, 2002 2:30 PM
Mavic uses loctiteEric_H
Feb 28, 2002 12:54 PM
I am in the process of rebuilding a damaged Ksyrium front clincher. When I unlaced the rim I found Mavic had used a very liberal amount of blue loctite. I plan to do the same when I rebuild

BTW, the awkwardness of the Mavic spoke tools and high tension makes this a very slow rebuild.
you mean pastie, right?bart
Feb 28, 2002 1:02 PM
surely can't be a nipple