aka Phil Jungels
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Aurora, IL
Bikes: 08 Specialized Crosstrail Sport, 05 Sirrus Comp
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Wheel (Spoke) Problems - Crosstrail
Many of you know that I've been having problems with rear spoke breakage on my new Specialized Crosstrail. It came with Alex CT double wall, 32 hole, 6061 T6, .18 dia. spoke, non-eyeletted, Shimano Parallax hub, wheels.
Recently, my LBS decided to rebuild the wheel, to resolve the issue. Observation revealed that there were more than just spoke issues, as the wheel was stress cracked at several spoke holes, and the hub spoke head holes were also damaged by scratching and gouging.
So, they hand built a wheel for me, under warrantee, using Alex 36 hole Adventurer double wall rim, 6061H T6, eyeletted, DT Swiss .20 spokes, Shimano Deore FHM 530 hub.
Upon seeing my polka dotted inner tube, they also replaced it with new, and even returned the old one figuring it had some sentimental value with all the patches. The wheel builder stated that he had never seen a tube, still holding air, with that many patches.
It looks so nice, and runs so true, that I just might, need/want, to have them build a new front to match.
I also spooned on (using my fingers only) a new set of Marathon Supremes yesterday afternoon to try to help with the flat tire issue.
To say I'm tickled pink, is an understatement.