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    Senior Member Papa Tom's Avatar
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    Question About FiberFix Emergency Spoke Repair Kit

    I'm convinced I want one of these for my tool kit, but I'm going to want to do a practice run on an old wheel before I get stuck on the road. Does the kit come with only enough parts for one repair?
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    I have one.
    The kit can repair one spoke,but it's reuseable.

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    I have one and ended up borrowing it to a friend when he popped a spoke. I wouldn't want to do a century that way, but it got him home. I'm a believer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril View Post
    I have one.
    The kit can repair one spoke,but it's reuseable.
    Yes, the idea is that the repair will get you to the next bike shop where you can get a regular spoke of the right type/length. Then you replace the Fiberfix spoke and it's ready to use again if you have another spoke break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prathmann View Post
    Yes, the idea is that the repair will get you to the next bike shop where you can get a regular spoke of the right type/length. Then you replace the Fiberfix spoke and it's ready to use again if you have another spoke break.
    AND...you needn't remove your cassette to repair a broken rear drive- side spoke.

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    So the spoke doesn't stretch too far to be reliable when it's re-used?

    Also, can i buy one in a bike shop, or do I have to order online?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Tom View Post
    So the spoke doesn't stretch too far to be reliable when it's re-used?

    Also, can i buy one in a bike shop, or do I have to order online?
    It's basically just a very long piece of kevlar. You don't need to worry about it stretching.

    Some bike shops stock them, some don't. You'll just have to ask locally.
    Knows the weight of my bike to the nearest 10 pounds.

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