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Old 03-26-08, 08:21 AM   #1
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spokes...

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my spokes break 1 by 1 every time i go out im missing 8 spokes! i tried to tru it last night, so i dont know what will happend you think they will stop breaking?
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Old 03-26-08, 08:36 AM   #2
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are you serious?? quit riding that wheel and replace the spokes and tension it. that's why you are breaking spokes.
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Did you replace the first spoke when it broke, then the second one after it broke, etc, or did you keep riding the wheel as the spokes broke one by one with no replacements?
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kept riding it with no relacments its a crappy wheel tho
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kept riding it with no relacments its a crappy wheel tho
It may have been crappy originally or maybe not, but it certainly is now. You must replace it as the damage is too far gone to repair.
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Well it's crappy NOW. But that's because you let it go.

No wheel regardless of how good it is will hold up with multiple missing spokes. And no wheel at all will run true with even only one missing spoke.

At the very least you need to get the wheel fully rebuilt and if you're lucky the rim won't be permanently bent or any of the spoke eyelets pulled through the rim. IF you're not then you need a whole new wheel.

And unless you WANT a trip to the hospital I would not ride on that wheel any more with 8 missing spokes. You're asking for a face plant when it finally tacos and jams in the frame or fork.
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