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Non-drive spokes keep coming loose(4 posts)

Non-drive spokes keep coming loosecollinsc
Jun 7, 2002 4:34 PM
there are a few (two or three) spokes that keep coming loose on my rear wheel after a few miles. If it gets bad enough it the wheel will rub the brakes. No other spokes ever seem to move. I am not a wheelbuilder and didnt put these together, what would you recommend to hold these spokes in place?

thx
Check the spoke tensionHBPat
Jun 7, 2002 4:54 PM
If the rims aren't bent you probably need to go through the wheel and re-tension it. If spokes continue to come loose it is ususlly from improper tension or they may not be dished correctly. Take it to a shop or someone who knows wheels and they should be able to get that problem cleared up.
9 times out of ten, it's too little tension (nm)Kerry
Jun 8, 2002 5:13 PM
re: Non-drive spokes keep coming loosevon flash
Jun 8, 2002 4:53 AM
They could probably use some thread-lock, blue not red or some shellac to keep them from slipping.