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Old 11-23-21, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by speedy25 View Post
I've put together a lot of wheels over the years and NEVER have I had a spoke break on a wheel I built. Until now.

Customer came in with some broken spokes and I suggested a respoke of the wheel, and that was done. He came back in last week needing some more service and to replace some more broken spokes. Hmm. All 3 were "outside" of the hub. installed under the crossing spoke and on the brake side.

Drop bar road bike with disk brakes.

I thought spokes only broke on the drive side.

Commence theorizing. I'll comment back as time allows.

How many miles had he put on the new spokes? Damage is the only thing I can think of, if not a lot of time has passed.

Would any of: double-butted spokes, tensioned up to the max of the rim, and stress-relief by squeezing pairs of spokes be incorrect assumptions?
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