Hold 'em or Fold?
Just had a rear spoke replaced last week before a ride and asked Specifically for the shop to re tension the spokes for both wheels.
Part way through my ride the rear wheel felt a little "funny", then, on a long climb, it started getting worse and developed a disquieting wobble. I decided to cut my losses, released the rear calipers and took the 40K turn off...limping it in the rest of the way to the finish.
I was so hacked about it (I REALLY wanted that 70K) that I haven't checked it over until this weekend.
The spokes seem to have far less tension in the back than the front, and I halfway suspect that it was only trued and NOT re tensioned as I had requested.
So...do I drop some more money on a bike that is hovering at the edge of being too big for me? (fit is tending toward the French fit...ahem...snug side)
Or Do I do what I can to true the wheel and try to recoup some of my investment on CL?
I like having a roadie...so much faster than the Hardrock for the same effort. I just don't know if it will amount to throwing my cash into the gaping maw of the LBS.
Thanks...mostly just needed to rant.
Hey, I'm just this GUY...you know?
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