Don’t use vinegar!! Even though horsefarmer says he has had good results- Don’t do it!!!
It only took my 1” pitch chain 12 hrs to completely fall apart in vinegar.
it was perfectly functional too- just a little rusty.
I’ve done both-cleaned up old spokes and bought new.
Effort-I’d buy new.
Original Equipment value-there’s little in my opinion, I’d buy new.
Take this opportunity and get some different color nipples while u r at it.
Ok verdicts in.
sheldon brown to some mountain bike forum to cane creek headsets which said NOPE, it ain’t gonna happen like I want it to. It be like the Captain said. So thanks guys. Looks like I’m cutting the taper off