Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) - Member of the Broken Spoke Club
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09-15-07, 08:40 AM
Well, I finally did it! After reading thread after thread, and post after post, I knew what that tell-tale "Tha-wong!" sound was 13 miles into my community ride this morning. I feel so happy!!!
09-15-07, 08:46 AM
Ain't it just so much fun to hear that dreaded sound?
09-15-07, 09:09 AM
It was kind of a cool noise... a kinda WTF noise, but cool none the less.
By the way, how many miles did you have on that wheel?
09-15-07, 10:53 AM
So what did you do? Were you able to wrap the broken spoke to another and continue? Did you call a spouse/friend to come pick you up? or Did you walk home? Cycling minds want to know.... :D
09-15-07, 01:13 PM
I couldn't see the broken spoke. It broke at the hub, and stayed in place during the rest of the ride. When I got back to the starting point, I put the bike on the car rack and started turning wheels to see if I could find one. Front wheel checked out okay, so I started turning the back wheel. I turned it about 1/2 way when it stopped because it was rubbing on the brakes in one spot. felt the spokes in that area and bingo, broken spoke on the drive side. "I knew it!" I yelled out and showed the other riders. I knew it was harder to pedal those last few miles... didn't realize the rim was way outta true where the broken spoke was and was rubbing like crazy.
The wheel has 244 miles on it, or 241 when the spoke broke.
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