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why do my non-drive side spokes always come loose?

Old 06-10-07, 12:22 PM
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why do my non-drive side spokes always come loose?

Recently, I've been coming back from rides with 2-4 of my non-drive side spokes with no or very little tension on them. always tighten them back up, but they always re-loosen after every ride. I'm not sure it's they're always the same spokes that come loose though. Why does this happen?

I'm using Shimano WH-R500's, which have 24-spoke, 2x lacing on both the drive and non-drive side.
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They were probably a little bit loose to begin with and the repeated load and un-load cycles are causing them to loosen more. If that's the case, the solution is to increase the tension on the entire wheel.
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Originally Posted by pelotonracer
Recently, I've been coming back from rides with 2-4 of my non-drive side spokes with no or very little tension on them. always tighten them back up, but they always re-loosen after every ride. I'm not sure it's they're always the same spokes that come loose though. Why does this happen?

I'm using Shimano WH-R500's, which have 24-spoke, 2x lacing on both the drive and non-drive side.
I have the same wheels, they came with loose spoke tension. Wheel has to be retensioned.
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