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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.
It's the "only" part of the statement that I disagree with. Again, there are lots of other factors to consider to say that only one thing is responsible for spoke breakage.
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