Cycling for 2 years now, never had any problem, but now that we are in Tibet, far from proper bicycle shops, I got a spoke from the rear wheel that broke. We don't have the proper tool to remove the gears to be able to replace the spoke so we did 150km on bad roads arrived in a small city but we cannot find the tools here neither. We were told we won't find it before Ya'an or Chengdu, which is another 300-400km, all downhill, all asphalt, beautifull, after 1 month up here, we would really like to ride it, but are worry to damage the rim. Anyone knows if I can go on, with 35 instead of 36 spokes. Untill now they seem to be pretty strong and not much bother by the loss, but...
Thanks for the tip!