Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
Bikes: Independent Fabrication steel delux(my baby), Raleigh Highlife (Single Speed Cyclocross), Surly CrossCheck (commuter.work bike when I was a courier), 1957 Schwinn Panther, Bilenky, Surly Karate Monkey Single Speed 29er, Specialized Stumpjumpper 29er,
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Many shops do not properly inspect a bike before they send it out the door. Like the previous poster said, it was not tensioned correctly before it left the shop. Also, the spokes need to be readjusted within about 20 hours worth of good riding.
Also, if you are a larger person or a masher, you can also pop spokes on a wheel that does not have a high enough spoke count., Because I am large, I rock a 36 hole rear wheel on my cross/commuter bike. before that, I was busting spokes all the time as a courier.