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    Triathlon in my future??? flip18436572's Avatar
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    Spoke replacement

    I have a broken spoke on a Specialized Hardrock rear. Should I buy all new and relace the entire thing, or should I just buy a few and replace the 4 in the area of the broken one?

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    Senior Member CACycling's Avatar
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    Unless there is other damage, I'd just replace the broken one.

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    I inherited my bike with a broken spoke and replaced just the one and so far its holding up just fine under my hefty 350 lbs.

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    How many miles does the wheel have on it? One spoke usually means the othes are stressed as well. When I pop one I take it in for a rebuild.
    14,000 miles and rolling...

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    Depends on what caused the break. If a stick, or other debris, was kicked up into the wheel and caused the spoke the break, then just replace the broken one. If you've ridden the bike for many a mile, then you may want to consider a rebuild or replacement.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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