Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Home alone
Bikes: Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
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Recommend a good hand built rear wheel.
I continue to bust spokes on my rear wheel. See this thread.
I think it was established in that thread that spoke tension and cheap wheels probably are causing me the trouble.
Anyway, about a week or so ago, i had the LBS (only one in town) put another new spoke in an retrue the wheel. He did not retension all of the spokes and i'm not even sure if they know how. Anyway, after only one week of riding, i checked the wheel last night and guess what. TWO broken spokes. I think this is now 4 or 5 on this wheel. They are all original spokes that are breaking and NOT the ones that were replaced.
They ALL break at the hub flange. Regardless, i am desperate for a solution. I don't have a lot of money to spend, but i think i am going to have to ditch this wheel. I can't even ride the bike regularly because the rear wheel is always out of commission.
I know that i need to learn how to start maintaining wheels if i am going to keep riding, but right now i think i would like to start with a better rear wheel. Can somebody recommend a decent rear wheel that will work with Avid BB5 discs? I don't need light and in fact i preper MORE spokes to fewer.