broken spokes

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by SlicerDicer, Jun 2, 2007.

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  1. SlicerDicer

    SlicerDicer Guest

    I keep breaking spokes :/

    I am trying to locate 12 gauge I am wondering if it would be easier to just replace the wheel itself as the one is cheap.

  2. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    yes replace the wheel , treat her like you love her , buy her some nice things a new set of rims would be a great start! :eek:

    me I like Alex Rims AT450 Wheelset and they wont brake your wallet :grin:
  3. SlicerDicer

    SlicerDicer Guest

    those are roadbike rims?
  4. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    yes they are,Alex Rims has some great mountin bike wheels also that are budget friendly
  5. OldPete

    OldPete Guest

    It is not very hard to lace so-so, it just takes time and being in a meditative state for me to do it well.

    Put and old front fork in the bench vise, then play at adjusting an old wheel. There are several tutorials on line covering wheel lacing/truing.

    Straightening a badly bent wheel by tightening some spokes loads the spokes unevenly and those can work to the point of breaking.

    Tying the spokes toughens the wheel and keeps spokes that do break from flopping around.

    My two cents. :smile:
  6. SlicerDicer

    SlicerDicer Guest

  7. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest