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    Steel rim? Now there's a novel solution.
    ever try to bend a steel rim without spoke and a hub,I tried couldnt,i also tried to bend the aluminum rim of my trek cc when I replaced the wheel,yes it bent.

    What choice does he have,he will either keep popping spokes or have to get a new wheel,20 radial spokes will not support his weight,sheldon brown has something to do on his site about spoke count and radial spoking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Please, describe a "low" spoke count?

    Sorry, but no dealer is going to ask a client to step onto a scale before selling them a bike, nor are they going to order a stronger replacement wheelset to accommodate heavier riders without being compensated, either before or after a sale. A Trek bike sells with the wheelset Trek specs on them. If you're having issues, take it up with Trek warranty, don't expect a shop to pay for it out of pocket.
    Boo Bop!

    I went to a LBS where I was considering the Giant FCR3 and was thinking about upgrading to the OCR? THe guy said..ugh I wouldn't recommend that due to weight and the low spoke count. So ...yes a dealer did suggest that I get the bike with the higher spoke count.

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    I went to a LBS where I was considering the Giant FCR3 and was thinking about upgrading to the OCR? THe guy said..ugh I wouldn't recommend that due to weight and the low spoke count. So ...yes a dealer did suggest that I get the bike with the higher spoke count
    If what you are saying is TRUE,IF.Then you actually found a bike dealer who really cares about you and his business.The bike dealer who sold me my trek didnt give a s###,other than making a sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark9950 View Post
    If what you are saying is TRUE,IF.Then you actually found a bike dealer who really cares about you and his business.The bike dealer who sold me my trek didnt give a s###,other than making a sale.
    I don't have to lie to kick it. So trust...it's true. George from Alameda Bicycle in Alameda, CA. Kept it real wasn't trying to make a higher sale and was explicit when he put his hand through the spokes saying he didn't suggest this bike because of the few number of spokes and how they were spread out...sparsely.

    Yea, it's sad what happened to you. I was just blessed because I was a total newbie when I went out to buy a bike. But, the help on these boards and tons of reading help me seem like I was up on the bike game when I went to the dealers.
    Mercy and Grace has been following me on my bike for about 2 months now.

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    I don't have to lie to kick it. So trust...it's true. George from Alameda Bicycle in Alameda, CA. Kept it real wasn't trying to make a higher sale and was explicit when he put his hand through the spokes saying he didn't suggest this bike because of the few number of spokes and how they were spread out...sparsely.
    Being honest and forward as he is,does he get much business?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark9950 View Post
    Being honest and forward as he is,does he get much business?
    Any shop guy who's honest and forward to me will always get more of my business than one who's constantly trying to sell me stuff I don't need.

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