wills....thanks for the inspiration to screw around with some wheels tonite. The old Iver wheels were unlaced and while i was busy unthreading the old brass nipples i noticed and realised a few things. One of the first things that caught my attention were the two tack nails to hold the rim tape down. Damn...that's pretty cool. I'm going to have to copy the techniqu after i finish the rebuild . But before i do.....i'm thinking a light sanding with a very fine sand paper and then a fresh coat of clear laquer.
But as i was unthreading and neatly stacking all of these old spokes, a thought crossed my mind....what do i do with them all. I can't simply throw away the 91 year old spokes, hell they've done their jobs to damn well. On the other hand....they're too damn old and rusty to reuse on the new build. I almost feel like i need to pay respect as they've gone and done their job without recognition. So tonite i raise my can of kokane to the old soldiers. Job well done fellas. Job well done.