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Old 05-30-06, 02:09 PM   #1
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Spokes keep coming loose?

Hi all,
I couldn't find anything when I searched so I decided to post. I had a spoke come loose a few months back (so when i put the bike on the ground it made a tinging sound). So I asked my LBS if I could just tighten it back up and go on with my day and was met with a resounding "NO, bring it in." Well he closes when I get off work, so needless to say I just tightened it back and it's been good for about 3 months. However, now another spoke has came loose (different one). Can I just tighten that one back up and go on about my day or should I really schedule a day off just to take it down to this guy? Also, I'd rather do it myself so if it's something u can explain (but not as simple as just tightening it back up) I'll just do it myself. Thanks for the help!
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Old 05-30-06, 02:25 PM   #2
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If you don't know how spoke tension affects the wheel you should let a mechanic tension and true the wheel.

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