it happened again today, the worst sound on the planet when you know you just broke a spoke.
this time was much worse than last time when I was just commuting and called my wife for a pickup. today I was 2/3 of the way through a 75-mile ride, pretty much in the middle of nowhere, when I hear the 'pop'. walked my bike up the hill when someone took pity on me and drove me 15 miles to a bike store.
I asked them to fix the spoke, but I'm wondering whether that is a good idea given that I've broken a spoke previously. should probably take the $40 for the repair and put it toward a new wheel.
in the interest of not wasting your time, I've read through the FAQ and done a search on appropriate wheels for folks like me - currently 275#
My Specialized Roubaix has Mavic Open Sport wheels, so I've been looking at others' recommendations on Mavic wheels. I've read good things about the Aksium and Krysium, but both of these look like 20-spoke rims and I think the Open Sport had 28. That makes me nervous as I understand more spokes = more stable.
I guess I could go for one of the Bontrager wheels -- I've had a thousand miles on the Bontrager Nebula wheels on my Trek Soho commuter, without any problems - and make it a Frankenbike, though I'd rather not.
thoughts? I'd really rather not spend the $$ for a custom wheel if I can avoid it. thanks.