from Stronglight’s flickr
I have a sort of fetishism for red stars that runs pretty strong. For instance, I have never once before thought Oooh, I really want a box of vintage French spoke nipples until I saw this.
I’ve had a box of these Robergel Trois Étoiles spokes+nipples hoarded for a while, it’s one of the most simplistically beautiful pieces of packaging I’ve ever seen, the nipple box nests inside one end of the spoke box.
They’re gonna be built into a wheelset tomorrow, restoring a friend’s vintage Mercier that was his father’s.
The thread pitch these use is a unique metric one, so don’t go trying to use them with modern spokes!
Specialized Turbo Test Ride
was the previous entry in this blog.
Please, please, please…let’s have Bjork explain electronic shifting
is the next one.
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