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    i broke 2 spokes

    i trued my back wheel and i dunno if i had some spokes too loose or too tight but when i got down the road two spokes popped, now i'm changing them and i guess that i should loosen all of them and start from there tightening them all the same tension, any advice would be great

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    You should ideally take it to your local bike shop and they will put them in for you and give your whole wheel an general check over, as this may have altered the shape of your rim or damaged your hub flange.
    This is only in the worst case scenario, as i have seen a few of these.

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    thats out of the question because there is only 1 bike shop in town and he's a bike nazi, he tried to sell me used ball bearings thinking that i was stupid or something. a real creep the guy is so i dont go to him i order everything off of the internet and i have no choice but to do the repair myself so wish me luck!!

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    If you are breaking spoke two at a time, there is a good chance they are seriously fatigued. It may be time all new spokes. A new wheel may be more cost effective.

    If have the wheel rebuilt you should use double butted spokes. The middle section expands more which relieves some of the fatigue on the elbo of the spoke.

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    double butted is good stuff . Im not totally sure of what you mean by pop but it its just popping out of the nipple than perhaps its the threads. either way if your breaking them like you may consider buying a wheelset indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikenutt
    thats out of the question because there is only 1 bike shop in town and he's a bike nazi, he tried to sell me used ball bearings thinking that i was stupid or something. a real creep the guy is so i dont go to him i order everything off of the internet and i have no choice but to do the repair myself so wish me luck!!
    If you don't have a local bike shop that you trust, where did you buy your replacement spokes?

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