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Wheel truing and winter temps
Any guess on how the real cold affects spoke tentions? I've trued the front wheel, for a bike I ride most everyday (commute) and I had to true it again last night. I also broke like the 5th spoke on the damn thing. It is getting to be annoying.
I've taken it all the way back to a couple turns showing at the nipple and then went through every spoke tightening them a little at a time, until the wheel was round then went to true, checked the dish, the round and got it spot on. I even added a 1/4 twist to the spokes to make sure they were tight. (this is the third time I've trued this wheel)
This should do it, right? I'll know tonight as it will be in the sub-zero temps when I ride for home.
Any idea what I might be doing wrong?