Join Date: May 2003
Location: Mountain Brook. AL
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The main acute problem is whether the wheel has warped enough to drag on the
brake pads even with the brakes fully released. If not then you likely will be
ok. If the brake rubs, you will take a significant time hit riding the bike. There
is a small chance of either inducing a greater warp or of breaking more spokes.
Hefty rims that are aero style are much less likely to warp than more svelte
rims. I would advise not doing an all out stand up start and not doing high
torque out of the saddle jumps to avoid stressing the wheel. Start in lower
than usual gears and spin up. IOW you likely will get away with riding the bike
with a bit of care.