Here is a little mechanical trouble I've had lately and my venting.
On my commuter bike, I have now broken 4 spokes in 4 months all on the rear wheel. Zero flats, 4 broken spokes. And I never break spokes. The bike was new 4 months ago. I thought I made some adjustments and was good for the last 6 weeks or so, but had 50 pounds of cargo on Friday and just noticed last night the brakes were rubbing because... broken spoke. Even with the massive cargo, the total load on the bike was about 215 .lbs which is not extreme. Maybe it is the cargo b/c I do haul a lot on the bike but this should not happen, should it?
After the 3rd spoke, I had no more replacements so I exchanged out to my MtB rear wheel. The MtB has been unused since I've been here (that needs to change). All should be well, right? That wheel has been through a lot, and never a broken spoke. I had the bike for 5 years (and it was well-used when I got it) and I probably only did some tough single track about 5 times a year but also NYC riding and trail riding in the snow, etc.
Well after several weeks, the rim split! That's another first for me.