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Old 09-07-10, 05:59 PM   #1
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Broken Spoke?

I broke a spoke on the back wheel of my road bike.

This happen a lot to people or no?

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Old 09-07-10, 06:05 PM   #2
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Yep, Time to get your wheels overhauled.
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Yeah.

I've done tech support for some big bike rides. Flat tires, as you might imagine, are the #1 issue. Broken spokes are #2.
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What usually causes that? just being out of alignment?
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Poor maintenance, poor initial build of the wheel, bad riding habits, etc, etc. can contribute. Google "broken spoke cause," read about wheel building truing. Much better than the bits and pieces of info you will get from this post.
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Poor maintenance, poor initial build of the wheel, bad riding habits, etc, etc. can contribute. Google "broken spoke cause," read about wheel building truing. Much better than the bits and pieces of info you will get from this post.


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