...and I wasn't even riding!
I was tensioning and truing my rear wheel to my MTB today, because this weekend I noticed that it had a slight wobble, enough to hit the brake pad. I wanted to alleviate this. I got it trued up and tensioned evenly, and decided I would go around the wheel grabbing parallel sets of spokes and making sure no undue stress was built up, when *PING* there goes a spoke. Broke at the j-bend.
Luckily, I have a pile of spokes (wheelsmith) from the wheel I tore apart and re-built a month ago, and one of the lengths was a perfect match! Got it replaced and trued back up, good as new.
My question: Should I be worried about more breaking? or was the spoke maybe just a weak one or something? This is not a wheel I would trash, its an LX rear hub and a Sun CR-18 rim, If there is reason to worry, I will re-build the wheel...I can steal the rear wheel (the one I recently built up) off my single speed if need be, and slap the cassette on...
The spokes in question appear to have an "N" in the head of the spoke...any clues as to who makes those?