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Please help - spoke broken at hub!
My bike lives in my bedroom, and on waking I noticed that one of my spokes has broken from the hub end. After making sure I wasn't dreaming it was still broken. Great start to the day.
Thankfully this was already a planned rest day so I've got time to try and sort it out. Firstly a little background, this has occured on the rear wheel on the side without the drivetrain, it is a 32 spoke wheel, and I have covered about 1700 miles.
What I'd like to know is what I do next:
a) remove spoke and carry on riding,
b) fix spoke (somehow),
c) take to LBS and have the wheel fixed,
d) another solution that you know of.
If (a) do I just use a spoke tool to completely unscrew to remove or is there anything else I need to know.
Regarding (b) I have tried to put the end of the spoke through the hole but have been unsuccessful, and on further inspection I have noticed that the piece of the spoke which prevents it from coming through the hole has broken off, rather than flattened (hope that makes sense).
If (c) could you please give me a rough estimate on the cost of repair.
Please excuse my lack of knowledge, I'm very keen to be able to do my own repairs its just I have no experience and have been riding for only seven months.
Thanks for getting me back on the road, Portent.