My first broken spoke
Alas, it finally happened. I weigh in at #215 and carry quite a bit of stuff in on my commute. The bike is a 7.2FX with 7.3FX OEM wheels. 500 miles on these wheels without issue, and POP
, there it went.
Luckly I stopped right away when it went, so no other damage except the wheel. The rim instantly went out of true about 2 inches, so I hope it will true up when I fix it...
The best part is that it happened right next to the bus stop. I got off, inspected the back rim, took the spoke off just in time to see the bus go screaming by the stop. I had to wait 30 minutes for the next one, but it was nice out and I had a lovely lunch packed, so all in all not bad.
Now...I guess I have some leverage to convince the wifey I need
those Open Pros!
And while I'm at it, a LHT, new fenders, and a part pro tool kit
1990 Trek 330
2006 Trek 7.2FX
2006 Trek 7.3FX (Wifey's Steed)