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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.

-SP
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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