Well, I broke a spoke on the rear wheel... replacement options?

weefek

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Good evening folks.

I've researched this for like 2 hours and there is an insane amount of information, so much so that it's hard to correlate any of it into a concrete answer.

I broke a spoke on the rear wheel of my chinesium bike, and while it still functions for the time being, I need a replacement for the long term.

Any recommendations for a HD rear wheel? Whether it's spoke or mag I don't really care.

Most wheels I've found are not V brake compatible (a must, I don't want to mess around with disc brakes) and/or have a very small pedal drive gear which also isn't acceptable. I run my bike at speed 2 (approx 20T) and it's since chinesium it's a freewheel type 7 gear. I've looked on CDH. I've looked on Bikeberry. I've looked on many normal bicycle sites. Can't really find anything I'm happy with.

I'm perfectly OK running the ragjoint forever if need be.

Apparently Grubee used to make a decent HD Axle rear wheel but can't find them anywhere.

26" size by the way. Any recommendations? Also I'm in Canada.
 

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In this vid he talks about Gemini wheels... No personal experience.
 

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Thank you. I've seen a lot of his videos but missed this one.
 

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He is a personal friend of mine. Inside joke.
 

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You could just order some heavy duty spokes and use your current set up.
that is true. but i want sealed bearings. and i have no desire to true a wheel. although i think i would be able to do it, it seems like a lot of work.
 
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