LE wheel nuts

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Thanks Vic, that sounds conclusive. I am guessing there must be a wider cylindrical bore in the wheel which the cylindrical portion of the nut sits into before the conical portion contacts the wheel?
That does seem unusual, and perhaps explains why they are so expensive.

This is the more usual design of wheel nuts which have the cylindrical portion to locate the wheel and a flat seat (not conical like the LR nuts)
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There's a steel insert in the wheel to take the nut. I don't have a Rostyle nut for comparison but from memory it's not suitable.
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Thanks Vic. I've learnt something new today!!

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Paul, the photo was taken on my Android phone. I can't get any response from clicking the attachments. I don't understand it either as I never got the hang of it. All I can do is email a photo to someone who knows what they're doing. With any computer based things apart from looking things up and emailing, I'm a total idiot.
I was lucky as when I bought the wheels decades ago all the wheel nuts were included.

Here's a picture of an LE wheel nut. You can see what I mean now about the "shiny" part which is as far as it goes into the wheel when tightened.
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