I'm in the process of building a bike and I came across this used, but very good condition, wheel for an amazing price of $70, including an Ultegra cassette in very good condition.
But all dreams come to an end, and upon arriving home I discovered that two spokes were slightly bent, obviously after sustaining a collision of some kind, since they are only one spoke apart and the bents match.
How bad is this for a Mavic Ksyrium Elite rear 20-spoke wheel (I'm quite new to bike mechanics and wheel technology and etc.)? Can I fix it? How? Do I need two new spokes and where can I get them (they're the aero kind)? Any other advice?
So did I get taken on this deal (when fixing these spokes is calculated into the price)? Argh, I was so happy, and now my bubble is popped... another lesson I guess.
Here are some pics of the damage:
Thanks for any advice you might have.