How does the threading of a nipple become stripped while ridding?
I just got back from ridding and when I was walking my bike I realized the brake was rubbing the rim. I spun the wheel and saw it was way out of true just in one spot. I checked out the spokes and one is completely not tensioned. So I attempted a quick true just to get the wheel somewhere until I can take it to a truing stand. I kept turning the nipple and nothing happened, so I concluded the nipple is stripped.
 ^^^poor wording, I can turn the nipple but the spoke does not get tensioned.
I guess I'll take it to the bike shop tomorrow after school, but that means a 14 mile commute basically missing a spoke. Is this ok or should I just take the bus? Anyway, how could this have happened?
Last edited by hairnet; 05-31-09 at 09:01 PM.