Hit a bump this weekend that knocked rear wheel OOT. Several loose spokes on one side. Took to LBS thinking they could easily true this one back up. Not so. He says that we need to be real careful with this wheel as one more knock will make it unservicable.
We've had issues with this LBS before. I'm almost tempted to take it to the other LBS and see what they say. I'm really annoyed that we are dealing with this issue in the first place. We have merely 3000 miles on this bike. We don't have the high-speed super light wheels. Stock Velocity Dyad rims. We've hit a few bumps, nothing major. Our weight inlcluding the tandem is around 420 lbs. Now I'm looking at a $100 parts and labor rebuild on the back wheel...for what...another 3000 miles?
Are there better choices in rear wheel out there? I'm wanting bomb-proof. Stoker wants high-speed. I'm thinking I'm going to win now.
I wish Peter White and his lifetime garauntee lived in Texas.