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Old 02-10-08, 04:32 AM   #1
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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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Old 02-10-08, 04:39 AM   #2
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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.
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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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