Old 12-04-17, 08:52 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Happy Valley, Pennsylvania
Posts: 16,728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
I broke a spoke at the end of the 600k I rode in October. It was in a weird place, drive side, just the head of the spoke broke off. This week, I tried to ride a 200k, another spoke broke the same way. I'm rebuilding the wheel. I didn't do that before because the failure mode is pretty rare, usually spokes break on the non-drive side at the j-bend. So I figured it was just a bad spoke. This was a wheel with about 1000 miles on it, so very new in the grand scheme of things. Now I seem to remember that wheelsmith spokes went through a period with this exact problem.

I knew two people that replaced rear wheels on PBP. I would have been the third, but I decided not to do it because it takes a long time, the lines at the control bike shops back up.
Randonneuring -- it's touring for people that aren't smart enough to stop for the night.
It's a wonderful sport when you can make up for a lack of ability with a lack of sleep
unterhausen is offline  
Reply With Quote