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    spoke wear and maintenance

    Do you or should you ever replace the spokes at a specific mileage, due to the stresses when riding even though if they havent started to break?

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    Not that i've ever heard of, I'm still riding on the original wheels on my '89 Dawes Galaxy, and they are still true, and I put them through quite a bit of stress (on road though).

    I'm not sure about on a MTB though.
    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
    A group for all Dawes Galaxy owners to give and recieve information about them
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    No, if the wheel was properly built with good quality spokes, they should outlast the rim.

    Except for a mid-80's bike with low-quality spokes (which lasted 8000+ miles anyway), I've never had a DT or Wheelsmith spoke break before the rim wore out from brake track abraison.

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