R500 wheel, broken spoke

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gbsahne
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R500 wheel, broken spoke

Postby gbsahne » Fri Apr 12, 2013 08:41 am

So going home last night managed to break a spoke on the R500, which meant disconnecting the back brake to get me home.

Question is, is it worth spending money on the wheel, as I would be inclined to replace all the spokes (wheel is 4 years old, with approx 1000 miles use) or do I replace the spoke, keep it as a back up and get a new wheel?

In which case is it Swiss R450 / 465 or open pro on 105 hub?

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Re: R500 wheel, broken spoke

Postby andyk19 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 09:20 am

I don't know if you'd be interested but I have a R500 rear wheel knocking around I'd sell for £20 including postage.
The hub is knackered, although it may be possible to salvage something from it. The rim doesn't have much wear and it has all the spokes intact, the freehub is in good nick as well.

No worries if you're not interested, but if you'd be interested for spares then drop me a PM.

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Re: R500 wheel, broken spoke

Postby gbsahne » Fri Apr 12, 2013 09:43 am

andyk19 wrote:I don't know if you'd be interested but I have a R500 rear wheel knocking around I'd sell for £20 including postage.
The hub is knackered, although it may be possible to salvage something from it. The rim doesn't have much wear and it has all the spokes intact, the freehub is in good nick as well.

No worries if you're not interested, but if you'd be interested for spares then drop me a PM.


thanks for the offer, but I think in reality the spoke count is insufficient for commuting with panniers

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Re: R500 wheel, broken spoke

Postby Gozzy » Fri Apr 12, 2013 09:47 am

If the rims aren't worn then either spend 50p on a new spoke and fit it yourself, or 10 quid at your LBS getting it done.
I wouldn't want to replace all the spokes after 1000 miles.

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Re: R500 wheel, broken spoke

Postby The Rookie » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:16 am

Just fit a new spoke, I bought my 'pre-loved' back wheel with 2 broken spokes and in 3000 miles have replaced about 10 more, 1 spoke is easy (tension it up and check and the wheel is usually true already!).

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Re: R500 wheel, broken spoke

Postby mbthegreat » Mon Apr 15, 2013 20:05 pm

I've done 3000 miles on a set of R500s and they're still true, and I weigh 95kgs!

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Re: R500 wheel, broken spoke

Postby roger merriman » Sun Apr 21, 2013 21:44 pm

i'd echo that 1000 miles isn't much and that one broken spoke is a cheap easy fix, cheap OEM wheels on the SS are about a year old with 3,000 miles, one spoke on each going, so far.

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Re: R500 wheel, broken spoke

Postby gbsahne » Mon Apr 22, 2013 16:10 pm

The wheels repaired but have ordered a gleaming new wheelset, as in 35 years of riding and approx 40,000 miles of commuting in the last 3.5 years this is the only spoke I've ever broken. Once they arrive this one will be kept as a spare.


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