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Broken spoke(5 posts)

Broken spokegebbyfish
Dec 1, 2003 9:49 AM
Yesterday a rear spoke fractured at the nipple connection. Finished the short ride without a problem, but wondering, can I get in another ride without fixing it, without putting myself in any danger? I figure it's okay, but wanted some input. Have enough time to get in a ride, but probably not enough time for a trip to the bike shop, and then a ride. Gets dark too early, and need to bring the eldest daught for an orthodonture appointment.
re: Broken spoketmotz
Dec 1, 2003 10:00 AM
I wouldn't ride on it.You don't want to cause rim damage or put yourself in danger.
Bike is trash: Buy a new Dogma Ego ;p)pitt83
Dec 1, 2003 10:20 AM
Seriously, I'd skip the ride or find another wheel or ride the MTB this time. Whenever I've broken a spoke, it's always worse as time goes bye.
Wheel is in shop as we speakgebbyfish
Dec 1, 2003 10:57 AM
Good move ...Humma Hah
Dec 1, 2003 2:37 PM
I have 36 spokes on each wheel of each bike ... I'll finish a ride with one broken, but will worry about it the whole time, even with that many. I gotta figure, if one broke, how many of the rest are in similar condition, and how much load did I just transfer to them?

Start another ride with a busted spoke? I'd worry myself sick the whole time. Even if I didn't run into any problems, the worry would make me nuts, and the wobbly braking would irritate me.

That's now. Years ago, I rode the cruiser for several months with TWO broken spokes in the rear wheel. That did irreparable damage to the rim.