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Old 09-11-10, 06:56 PM   #1
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back wheel tension--ok to ride?

Hi all,

I'm about 160 lbs and have about 2k miles on my Askium's. I noticed that a spoke on the non-drive side is a bit more loose than the others. Is this ok? I took it to a shop who said that it was alright and that there was nothing to worry about. Just want other opinions..

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Depending how much 'a bit' is, I'd be worried... those are a pretty low spoke count wheel.

If it's only just discernible that's one thing, but if it's significant I'd be getting the wheel re-tensioned.
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If I try to wiggle it, it can wiggle about 1-2mm. I tried to pluck it and it does have a different sound than the other non-drive side spokes.
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