It won't take long to figure it out, but I'm not a terribly serious biker at this point and I know very little about bike repair.
But I bought a Trek 7200 for myself and a Gary Fisher Napa for my wife last fall.
Had several broken spokes on the front wheel of the Fisher bike within a short time frame. Spokes weren't breaking at the rim or at the hub - but out in the middle.
After paying to have the spokes replaced several times, the dealer I bought the bikes from called the company rep and they sent a whole new tire, rim and spokes - ready to install - no charge. No problems again on that one for several months.
Went out today for wife and I to go ride, and both bikes had a broken spoke on the rear wheel.
Spokes look like they've been cut with wire cutters (they weren't).
Bikes are kept in a closed garage, on a bike rack up off of the floor.
Any ideas why I keep having these recurring broken spokes?
Tired of paying the cycle shop $15 to $20 to replace them.
Are Fisher and Trek using sorry components? Is it possible a bad batch of spokes was sent out from the spoke maker?
I don't know much about bike repair, but do I need to just learn to repair spokes if we're going to enjoy our bikes?
Any insight or thoughts?