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Bicycle Spokes

Postby Brad123 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 14:28 pm

I Got a old hydird. It has got four broken spokes in the front(bout and cheep wheel off eBay that i am using don't like it) today just notices the back wheel has got a broken spoke.

So know how hard is it to respoke a wheel?
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Re: Bicycle Spokes

Postby corshamjim » Tue Oct 16, 2012 20:20 pm

It's not terribly hard so long as the rim is still true. You'll need some time and patience. It's well worth getting this book if you fancy giving it a go. http://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php

Although Musson advocates making your own nipple driver, I found a commercially available one worked very well.

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Postby Brad123 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 20:39 pm

Thanks corshamjim for the advise. I won't be doing the wheel as the the wife has given me the the go ahead the bye a new bike
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Re: Bicycle Spokes

Postby The Rookie » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:51 pm

Replacing broken spokes is really rather easy, especailly on the front with no gears to remove, say 15 mins job....if the wheel was true to start with fitting a new spoke and tensioning it will see it true again!

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Postby corshamjim » Wed Oct 17, 2012 18:47 pm

Brad123 wrote:Thanks corshamjim for the advise. I won't be doing the wheel as the the wife has given me the the go ahead the bye a new bike


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Re: Bicycle Spokes

Postby Brad123 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 20:10 pm

I know :shock:

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Re: Bicycle Spokes

Postby supersonic » Thu Oct 18, 2012 13:54 pm

Be aware that if that many have broken then it is odds on that the rest are fatigued and will break soon too.

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Re: Bicycle Spokes

Postby The Rookie » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:32 am

+1.....the Nipples on my rear wheel are fatigued, I've replaced 7 since fitting it (came used) having fitted 2 before fitting it, still it only cost £4 in the first place so.....


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