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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 10-13-08, 06:34 AM   #1
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Do we have a broken spoke club?

Do we have a broken club? Because if we do, then I would like to submit for official membership. I popped by spoke cherry this morning

Now I have to figure out how to put the new spoke in. Wish me luck!
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Old 10-13-08, 06:38 AM   #2
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Yeah, it's called the Clyde/Athena Subforum We're tough on wheels.
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Old 10-13-08, 06:39 AM   #3
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Do we have a broken club? Because if we do, then I would like to submit for official membership. I popped by spoke cherry this morning

Now I have to figure out how to put the new spoke in. Wish me luck!
Good skill with replacing the spoke.

I guess I qualify for membership, having had a rear wheel blow six spokes over a three week period. Beware of defective wheels.
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Tacoed a rim while in high school, but I was a lightweight then. Only one spoke broken since becoming a clyde. I ride pretty hard too.
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Do we have a broken club?
It's more like a 12 step broken spoke recovery program than a club.
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Is there a way for me to replace a rear spoke with out removing my cassette? I don't have the tools take it off.


EDIT: Got the rim tape off.

Er... how do I get my rim tape off? I don't cut it, do I?

Hmm.

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Is there a way for me to replace a rear spoke with out removing my cassette?

Only break non-drive-side spokes.

I don't have the tools take it off.

A cassette lockring tool is under $10 and a worthwhile investment, not only for fixing spokes, but for changing out cassettes and general maintenance. That, and an old length of chain and you're set.

EDIT: Got the rim tape off.

Er... how do I get my rim tape off? I don't cut it, do I?


If it's the kind you have to cut, then yes; you cut it and replace it with the good stuff. Those plastic and/or rubber rim strips are horrible. They have a tendency to slip around and expose the spoke holes, subjecting you to flat tires seemingly from out of nowhere.
Spend the $4.00 on a roll of Velox cloth rim tape and you won't regret it.
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No, don't cut it. If it's the traditional velox cloth tape, look for the one end and peel it off. If it's a modern, plastic-y type that has no end but is one continuous loop, just get a butter knife or something flat under it, lift it up and over the edge of the rim and un-seat it like you would a tire.

Replacing the rear spoke? Drive-side? You have to take the cassette off. Sorry. Otherwise you risk bending the new spoke (which weakens it).
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No, it's not the drive side, however I had to bend it to get it in there. After I put the wheel on the bike and started truing it, I broke another spoke. This is my last spare spoke :x This stinks. And I needed to go to bed hours ago.
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No, it's not the drive side, however I had to bend it to get it in there. After I put the wheel on the bike and started truing it, I broke another spoke. This is my last spare spoke :x This stinks. And I needed to go to bed hours ago.
You need to de/re-tension the entire wheel. Sounds like breaking the initial spoke put too much tension on others, and now you've got uneven spoke tension around the wheel. You're likely to continue breaking spokes if you don't re-tension the entire wheel properly.
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