I have a front-wheel geared kit on my bike which has 700C wheels and 3 speed internal Nexus hub on the rear. Battery is 10Ah LiFePO4 in an alloy case mounted on rear rack.
I am continually breaking spokes (14 gauge) on the rear wheel. The front wheel (with the motor) has 12 gauge and I have no problem with that. I am wondering if it's feasible/advisable/practical to get the rear wheel re-laced with 12 gauge spokes? I am guessing there is just too much weight there with battery and a rather "husky" rider.
Anyone have any suggestions or experience on this? Would it help? and if I got a shop to do it, any idea of cost? Or any other thoughts on how to mitigate this problem?
Thanks for any guidance.