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Old 01-08-22, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by rosefarts
I have a theory.

Both the OP and the shop measured the spoke correctly. Possibly every one of his spokes is a mm or two too short. It still came together fine when it was machine built but a less than ideal amount to get the threads started by hand, especially when the other spokes were already tensioned.
I'd still like to know how you measure a broken spoke, but _ForceD_ won't enlighten me.
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Old 01-08-22, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote
I'd still like to know how you measure a broken spoke, but _ForceD_ won't enlighten me.
https://www.customcutspokes.co.uk/ho...32269287109375

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Ive (mostly) stopped using the local bike shops. They have no inventory, making me hunt all over town to get what I can just order online, and the few times I actually needed some assistance they attempted grossly upselling parts and service I didn't need. - Still lots of bike shops around. Guess most of their customers doesn't notice any of this and are happy paying to have their bike fixed by someone else.
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Originally Posted by Racing Dan
Ive (mostly) stopped using the local bike shops. They have no inventory, making me hunt all over town to get what I can just order online, and the few times I actually needed some assistance they attempted grossly upselling parts and service I didn't need. - Still lots of bike shops around. Guess most of their customers doesn't notice any of this and are happy paying to have their bike fixed by someone else.

I have the opposite experience at my favorite shop quite regularly. Example: I recently brought in a bike with a faulty 11 speed STI lever… A weird problem that I couldn’t solve. The shifter was shot, so the mechanic just pulled a brand new one out of a box and put it on; charged me $112 for the shifter (less than any price I subsequently found online) and significantly undercharged me for the labor that he put into it. I walked out the same day with a repaired bike.
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