Ok gang, my mate asked me to look at his bike yesterday (Claude Butler MTB - I don't recall the model) because the back wheel was "wobbly." I dismounted the wheel and re-seated it, but that didn't help. The wheel still didn't rotate without wobbling. Yeap, remembering my Zinn (my mate and I are both newbies to the maintenance of bikes) I ran my hand around his spokes.
"Can't be that," I thought. "The bike is only two months old and hasn't been ridden THAT much."
Yeap - at last count I found no less than 9 loose spokes.
So my question is, how do spokes (that many??) get so loose so soon? Is it something we can fix, or should he go to the LBS?
Thanks, and I feel as if we averted a disaster. Had he ridden the bike again.....
Paul in Harnham, Salisbury