Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-20-11, 08:01 AM   #1
bmounce
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Need new rear wheel?

Hello,

I have a Trek Soho S and I found out that my rear wheel had a broken spoke. I didn't have time to run it to the shop to have it looked at/fixed, so I rode on it to school. Well it seems that my rear wheel is slightly bent. If I freely spin my wheel it seems to hit the brake and come to a stop. Once I pass that point I spin it again and comes back to stopping in the same spot.

So my question is, is my entire rear wheel shot? or will getting it repaired work?
bmounce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-11, 08:11 AM   #2
cinemattic
Business Man
 
cinemattic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Austin
Bikes: Cannondale Supersix Evo Hi-Mod, Soma Rush
Posts: 222
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
well, obviously riding on it was not such a good idea, as it made a "meh" problem into a "ooooh" problem

take it to a shop, and they'll replace the spoke and retrue the wheel, if it isn't too FUBAR'd. cost me about 20$US to have it done.
cinemattic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-11, 09:29 AM   #3
ianjk
:)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: duluth
Bikes: '07 Pista, '09 Fantom Cross Uno, '8? Miyata, '67 Stingray, '0? Zoo mod trials, Tallbike, Chopper, '73 Schwinn Collegiate, '67 Triumph Chopper, '69 CB350, '58 BSA Spitfire, '73 CB450
Posts: 3,392
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cinemattic View Post
well, obviously riding on it was not such a good idea, as it made a "meh" problem into a "ooooh" problem

take it to a shop, and they'll replace the spoke and retrue the wheel, if it isn't too FUBAR'd. cost me about 20$US to have it done.
more like meh into meh.

Get a spoke, have the wheel trued. Or diy.
ianjk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-11, 09:45 AM   #4
BotByte
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: In a crate
Bikes:
Posts: 371
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Either you whacked you wheel on something or a nipple came loose.

Unless you know any truing or wheel building, I would say take it to a LBS and let them check it out. Ask them is it worth truing vs buying new. You haven't told us much info to say if it's broken or just untrue
BotByte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-11, 09:52 AM   #5
Kayce
Senior Member
 
Kayce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: St Louis
Bikes:
Posts: 1,846
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Having a single broken spoke will automaticly make your wheel out of true, and riding on it will further that. But with a spoke replacement and retrueing will get it back just fine. Probably $2-3 for the spoke and $15-$20 for the true.
Kayce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-11, 10:20 AM   #6
Scrodzilla
There goes Tokyo
 
Scrodzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Posts: 26,476
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BotByte View Post
Either you whacked you wheel on something or a nipple came loose.
How do you arrive at these conclusions? I've seen plenty of broken spokes that weren't a result of either of these things.
__________________
__________________________________
Scrodzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-11, 10:36 AM   #7
nuhtowel
Senior Member
 
nuhtowel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: State College, PA
Bikes: Caad9, Fixed gear, Hardrock beater, 3 speed cruiser
Posts: 815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I broke a spoke on my road bike once at the foot of a mountain on smooth pavement, I rode up (over gravel) and descending through gravel switchbacks on it and rode the remaining 25 miles home. I went to a local shop and got a new spoke, when I put it in the wheel was almost as straight as it was beforehand. Its not really a big deal, I wouldnt replace the wheel until 3 or 4 break.
nuhtowel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-11, 01:49 PM   #8
osephjey
Senior Member
 
osephjey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Indy
Bikes: Trek Soho S (sold), Bridgestone 300 SS (stolen), 1988 Raleigh Technium The Chill
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Last summer I broke a spoke when my chain popped off between the freewheel and spokes. When I pulled the chain free it took the spoke with it. I also ride a trek soho s. I went to my lbs and a guy there helped me figure out the right spoke length. I bought a spoke, nipple, and spoke wrench for like 10 bucks. It took about an hour to replace and true. That's from tire off to tire on. It was actually pretty fun. Just use your brake pads as a reference. I'm pretty sure my wheel needed trued anyway. My wheel is still just fine, and I gained valuable knowledge about truing a wheel, and I think when I get an internally geared hub, I'm going to build it myself, (using sheldon brown's informational page as a reference of course).
osephjey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:19 PM.