I had 2 wheels ready to be taken in, they both suffered some broken spokes. One wheel because the chain was thrown in, and the other just from ordinary use.
Anyways, so I take the wheels in to my local LBS. I ask them to replace the broken spokes and true the wheels, which would be about $25 each wheel. I came back to get my wheels and they looked good. I discovered an axle was replaced on the older wheel - bringing the total higher than the cost of a brand new wheel. No big deal I thought, I had a good wheel now.
So I'm riding a bike with Wheel 1, and very shortly after I realize the wheel is coming out of true, badly. One of the spokes had somehow broken!! I took the wheel back to my LBS and dropped it off with my receipt. I came back to a newly fixed up wheel and they said they wouldn't charge me. Good, I thought.
So fast forward 2 days... Both wheels break another spoke or two and come out of true. Frustrated, I return BOTH wheels to the LBS and explain what happened. Then, I'm told that there are apparently "weak" spokes in my rims which will break because they compromise the wheel. Well then, why in the hell did they not replace the screwed up spokes when they were fixing the wheels the first time around? =/
I'm thinking about going back and trying to get them to make things right. Is it appropriate to do so? I'm in college right now and money isn't something I have a whole lot of.. I can't afford to be paying for the same things over and over