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Old 06-05-03, 11:34 PM   #1
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stupid bikes falling apart again!!!

So today Im riding and halfway threw my ride I notice the rear wheel is very wobilly(or how ever you spell it), so when I get home I took the wheel out to find its way out of alignment and that one of the spokes is broken!!!!! I didn't hit any pot holes, or bump it real hard!!!! So what gives? Both front/rear wheels got a wheel alignment a month ago, befor that it was last october. Its a Speicalized hardrock FS, no suspension, on 1.5 wide tires------ maybe the skiny tire might have something to do with it, but all my riding is on paved roads!!.......also the bike is 5 years old, and must have thousands of miles on it.
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Old 06-05-03, 11:43 PM   #2
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The bike was getting depressed only seeing paved roads, try taking it to a shrink for a mental tuneup
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Old 06-06-03, 12:00 AM   #3
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If it's got five years and thousands of miles on the original spokes, you got your money's worth Have it rebuilt with new DT or Wheelsmith spokes, and perhaps a new rim depending on the advice of your wheelbuilder. The DT and Wheelsmith spokes have a much longer fatigue life than no-name original-equipment spokes.
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The bike was getting depressed only seeing paved roads, try taking it to a shrink for a mental tuneup
Well, I do weight 245 pounds, that might have something to do with it. I started having problems when I put these skiny 1.5 inch wide tires on.
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Old 06-06-03, 12:05 AM   #5
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If it's got five years and thousands of miles on the original spokes, you got your money's worth Have it rebuilt with new DT or Wheelsmith spokes, and perhaps a new rim depending on the advice of your wheelbuilder. The DT and Wheelsmith spokes have a much longer fatigue life than no-name original-equipment spokes.
The money I spend having the wheels rebuilt I could prolly buy the same wheels new, or even better a new bike, seriously! Because of the slow economy bike shops are selling $600 bikes for $350! Why bother with an old bike.
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Smelly - what gives with the avatar? That one 'belongs' to Rainman!

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maybe riding with skinny tires you upped the pressure, which helped the rim to flex more, allowing the spokes to work themselves loose.
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