Bicycle Mechanics - How bent is bent?
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12-13-09, 08:12 PM
I'm the new owner of a not-new set of Rolf Vector Pros, and just noticed a bent spoke near the rim. I've only owned wheels with 32/36/40 spokes, and have no experience with low spoke counts. If this was on a 32 spoke wheel, I'd probably ignore it. Do I need to replace? And, if so, now or later? Thanks for the help.
12-13-09, 08:24 PM
I am not a fan of low spoke count and the paired spoke stuff. If you are a lightweight you can ride it for a while until it breaks. If you are a heavyweight it won't last long. I would also guess that the tension of the spoke is compromised.
12-13-09, 08:26 PM
Spokes are cheap. Replace it.
12-13-09, 09:09 PM
Rolf Wheels are good stuff. I'm not a big fan of the boutique wheels but his are among the best. I would most definitely replace that and any others that look questionable along with a retensioning of the wheel. Better safe than sorry.
12-14-09, 09:11 AM
Good advice. I'm also not a fan of low spoke count, but I am a fan of Italian steel and high-end components, which came on the bike with the wheels for a crazy price, so here I am.
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