Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: New Port Richey, FL
Bikes: 04' Trek 7200 Multitrack
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Broken spoke, need advice...
So I was going to go for a ride this morning and found out I had a broken spoke on my rear wheel. I was clueless as to how it broke and then I thought back to my ride two days ago and it must have happened near the end of my ride(less than 100 yard from my where I started). I heard a ping(or pong) like something hit my spokes in the back, I thought it was a small stick or twig that got kicked up into my wheel. It was weird because I didn't see a stick on the ground but I though nothing of it and just rode to my car. I now realize that noise was my spoke popping.
My bike is 7 years old, it's a Trek 7200 Multitrack. When I got it off CL everything on it was original so the wheels and tires are 7 years old. I had to replace the rear tire and get the rear wheel trued 2 months ago. I got a front flat on Monday and replaced the tire too since it was so old.
I wondering if I should get just the broken spoke replaced or get the rear wheel completely rebuilt with new spokes and reuse the hub on it?
It has 700c 36H front and rear wheels on it btw. Don't remember the names of them but they are stock.