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Old 08-13-16, 12:17 PM
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One bike up, one goes down...

Finally got most of one bike complete that I had put off for some time, was pumped and prepping my regular rider for tomorrow and then I did this...always something. Anyone else experience this type of fun?

By the way, I am in the market for a Mavic Open 4 CD. Pm if ya wish to part with one.

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Old 08-13-16, 12:39 PM
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Take a look at the corrosion on that eyelet, and the one adjacent. This bike spent some time out in the weather, and a slow steady process led to the failure.

Next time, either before building or after, apply some heavy oil or solvent thinned grease to both inside and outside (between eyelet and rim) the eyelet. This will keep water and salts from wicking in and doing mischief.

BTW - while corrosion was a contributory factor, the slight rounding of the nipple leads me to believe that you may have been cranking on it at the time. It's easy to get carried away, and spokes are far stronger than rims so try not to overtension spokes when aligning wheels.
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buy new open pros with the hard grey ano and remove the label. Assuming they still make those
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That's why we have more than one.
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the slight rounding of the nipple leads me to believe that you may have been cranking on it at the time.
Yep, I was cranking. It was one of those dumb things you do when in a hurry or tired. Got back into town last night, stuff to do tonight, 100+ degrees, ride set for 4:30am tomorrow and was rushing. Had been working on and did not tighten wheel enough, tire moved and chain came off. I locked up and weight/torque pulled spoke through.

The other stuff is monsoon crud, the spokes have space around the nipple and some of the rides the last couple weeks had some shallow water/mud spots. I checked after you mentioned as they should not look that bad. 99% cleaned right off with a shot of Windex. I got concerned when you said that as I had not even noticed. Glad you pointed out anyway, I need to do some cleaning once I get it back together.

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.... Got back into town last night, stuff to do tonight, 100+ degrees, ride set for 4:30am tomorrow and was rushing. ....
RULE No.1 - Never attempt to fix or improve a working bike within 24 hours of the start of a ride or race. This invites Murphy's Law type complications. If a bicycle isn't fit to ride, plan ahead and fix it no less than one weekday in advance, so you have a fallback option to get any parts you might need. As long as you have this option, you'll never need it.

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The other stuff is monsoon crud, the spokes have space around the nipple and some of the rides the last couple weeks had some shallow water/mud spots. I checked after you mentioned as they should not look that bad. .
Cleaning isn't the issue, water entry is. Water wicks into these small gaps, then evaporates leaving whatever salts that were in solution behind. Trying to wash those out later isn't as effective than keeping them out using oil wicked into the gaps.

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RULE No.1 - Never attempt to fix or improve a working bike within 24 hours of the start of a ride or race. This invites Murphy's Law type complications. If a bicycle isn't fit to ride, plan ahead and fix it no less than one weekday in advance, so you have a fallback option to get any parts you might need. As long as you have this option, you'll never need it.



Cleaning isn't the issue, water entry is. Water wicks into these small gaps, then evaporates leaving whatever salts that were in solution behind. Trying to wash those out later isn't as effective than keeping them out using oil wicked into the gaps.

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Nothing like salt in the wound. Lol. I had started changing parts before I left town but been traveling a lot.

Oh well. I will grab a couple off the bay and ride another.
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