Bicycle Mechanics - mavrick wheels need spoke overhaul
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02-06-09, 05:54 PM
My new used bike started breaking spokes so I asked the LBS how much for replacing the entire set, he said around 40 bucks labor and 20 for the spokes, that seemed very reasonable,the original lacing was Half-radial Spoking.
he mentioned he would reconfigure the spoke from the way they did orginally on the cannodale being it tends to pull harder on one side of the wheel. He reccomends the Semi-tangent for this type of wheel its stronger over the long haul
pick it up later.
02-06-09, 05:56 PM
Is this a question or a statement? Actually, it reads more like a voicemail transcription.
Cost seems about right but what does reconfigure mean? How was it laced before, how is LBS going to lace it now? Also, how many spokes and how much do you weigh? I weigh 230 and once bought a bike with 20 spoke wheels. 230LBS+20S = 4 broken spokes before realizing I needed sturdier wheels.
02-07-09, 08:33 AM
My new used bike started breaking spokes so I asked the LBS how much for replacing the entire set, he said around 40 bucks labor and 20 for the spokes, that seemed very reasonable,
he mentioned he would reconfigure the spoke from the way they did orginally on the cannodale being it tends to pull harder on one side of the wheel.
You simply haven't provided us with enough information to pass judgement. That could be a real good deal or it could be a complete waste of money.
I will tell you this: A properly built wheel doesn't need some exotic laceing pattern to be durable. I read what Sheldon Brown has said about half radial laceing for rear wheels. Then I looked at the gallery of his personal bikes. Nary a half radial laced wheel in the bunch.
02-07-09, 10:35 AM
I'm assuming its a rear wheel. You can get a new wheel online for $60.
The other option is to just have the wheel re-tensioned. Most spoke breakage is because the spokes are LOOSE, counterintuitive but true.
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