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Old 05-28-18, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by UniChris View Post
You obviously have orders of magnitude more experience with this, but I thought a loose-ish spoke was likely to go slack at the bottom of the wheel, therefore be more likely to fatigue and break? (And if higher tire pressure de-tensions the wheel overall, then ones that were borderline could now be loose-ish ?)

Of course one that's loose enough to never be meaningfully contributing probably wouldn't have that problem.
Spoke tension increases, decreases then increases again as they roll pass the contact patch. But the tension never goes "slack" to zero.

Originally Posted by Reynolds
More weight on the rear wheel breaks more spokes (all other factors being equal).
Hard to say since the rear wheel is also the drive wheel, the dished wheel and the wheel that receives the greatest lateral loads.
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