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    A little kink in my spoke

    I just discovered a little kink in a spoke on my wheel. It has not affected the trueness of the wheel, but the OC in me wants to try and use a plier to straighten it out.

    Am I nuts?

    By the way, I figured it happened hitting some debris while riding.
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    Jed

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    If it ain't broke don't fix it. If it is kinked it will eventually break. You should replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidad View Post
    If it ain't broke don't fix it. If it is kinked it will eventually break. You should replace it.
    /thread.
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    If the kink/bend is very slight and not sharp, I wouldn't worry too much about it. I've seen many peiple ride slightly bent spokes for many miles and years without it breaking or causing any other problems. I don't think there would be any harm trying to bend it back if it's slight (not a sharp kink), you can wrap the spoke with a bit of electrical tape to protect it from pliers you might use, and if it's really slight, you might try to use just your finger first to see how that goes. If it does gets worse or break you can easily replace it anyway.

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    Dont try to fix it, you can't make it better and might make it worse. Either leave it alone or replace it.

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    Thanks for the responses. I think I'll leave it alone for now.
    Regards,

    Jed

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