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Jun
24
comment Lots of broken spokes on one bike, with different wheels
Wheel is either 32 or 36 spoke- it's certainly not a flashy low spoke count job.
Jun
24
comment Lots of broken spokes on one bike, with different wheels
Re spoke age, I have far older wheels where it hasn't been a problem so I'm inclined to think that's not the issue. I have been thinking more lately about extra stresses from riding SS (not fixed) though.
Jun
24
comment Lots of broken spokes on one bike, with different wheels
I probably weigh about 80kg- I have put on a bit of weight lately but I'd like to think I'm not heavy enough for it to be an issue!
Jun
16
comment Lots of broken spokes on one bike, with different wheels
Brakes are OK, bike lives in flat, and I'm nowhere near the sea! Like you, it was the problems with the second wheel that started me wondering if it could be something about the bike.
Jun
16
comment Lots of broken spokes on one bike, with different wheels
Fork is original, I'll have to have a closer look at the fork alignment. They spokes always go at the hub, doesn't seem to be a pattern for which side.
Jun
16
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Jun
16
asked Lots of broken spokes on one bike, with different wheels
Jan
23
comment Carbon frame strengh
You also have to remember that all other frame materials can, and do, break. Carbon isn't unique in that damage can write off the frame. And some seemingly trivial knocks can cause significant damage while bigger ones might not.
Jan
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Dec
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answered Will I have problems maintaining a bike from the UK in the US?
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Nov
9
answered Do glueless tube patches work as well as glue ones?