Blew a spoke climbing a hill.
This morning on my ride, while climbing a hill, I heard some strange noises. Ker POP, click, click, click. I broke a spoke on my rear wheel. The stock wheel set is a Gipiemme Grecal Parade, 16 spoke on the rear! Light weight, but not best for 200 pounder like myself.
Sheldon Brown (Harris Cycles) has a machine build wheel set for $99 made with low end Shimano hub. They also have Shimano 105 hubs in black, and Mavic MA3 rims in black. But I expect close to $400 for the set (custom had build).
What to do, what to do? SO I post my dilemma here and ask for insight from you guys. This is my first high end bike, 3 years old.
Suggestions please! What and where would you do?