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    Aerospoke wheels and vibration

    I have a '98 Santana Arriva tandem that came with Aerospoke wheels. I bought the bike used. I have ridden it several times now and seem to notice a not-so-slight vibration in the wheels, especially at speed (about 20 mph). It seems to coincide with the gaps between the four blades (spokes)- although at speed this is very hard to tell obviously. Has anyone else experienced vibration with Aerospokes? Just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mishman
    I have a '98 Santana Arriva tandem that came with Aerospoke wheels. I bought the bike used. I have ridden it several times now and seem to notice a not-so-slight vibration in the wheels, especially at speed (about 20 mph). It seems to coincide with the gaps between the four blades (spokes)- although at speed this is very hard to tell obviously. Has anyone else experienced vibration with Aerospokes? Just wondering.
    Tell us again, how many spokes do your wheels have.....

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    4 spokes

    http://www.aerospoke.com

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    Scott (SDS) wanted to know how many spokes because the tandem-rated Aerospoke model has 5 spokes, not 4. http://www.aerospoke.com/index.php?id=398

    If it has 4 spokes it's not designed for the weight that a tandem carries and that may well be the source of the flexing/vibration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDS
    Tell us again, how many spokes do your wheels have.....
    Actually, it has five blades (not really spokes in the traditional sense but serve the same purpose).

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