Newby question... Yeah, I know if the spokes don't reach the rim they're too short... Here's my story:
I bought a bike off ebay. Among other problems (which have been settled with the seller) when I
took the bike to my lbs to check the true & tension of the wheels they were quite PO'd at the quality
of build on the wheels (I'm a clyde- ~300# - and I worry about wheels). Almost every spoke (way
over half) had 3-4 threads showing before going into the spoke nipple. The seller says they are fine
'cuase he trued the wheels himself and he's a "professional bike mechanic". I don't want to get into
the quality of lbs work here, I just want to know if the wheels are safe. They are true, my lbs says
they won't last , the seller says they are fine.
I will be getting different wheels but would like to ride these till the budget is a little better. So are
they safe enough to use short term? Or should I not trust them at all? TIA.....
Oh yeah... they are the wheels from a 1987 TREK 560, i.e. Matrix rims, 32 hole Sansin (sp?) hubs. I'm
not sure if the spokes are original.