Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Stig-OT-Dump, 20 Feb 2008.

  1. How often do you have to replace spokes / true your wheel?

    My back wheel is needing done every 100 - 150 miles or so ;)

    What can I do to make it last longer 'cos this is really getting on my moobs.
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Very rarely on any of my bikes ? What wheels are they ?
  3. OP

    Stig-OT-Dump Veteran

    Same LBS, don't know if its same bloke. Always check the spoke tension after and it seems sound. I know they've changed spokes that haven't broken too.

    Maybe I should try somewhere else...
  4. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Leith, Edinburgh
    Moobs is such a great expression ;-) That and 'fruttocks' can be used to describe the features of so many people at work these days :smile:

    I had a similar problem with my rear wheel on my Carrera Vulcan, so in the end I bought a new wheel and the problem was sorted. No bother with the new one at all.
  5. OP

    Stig-OT-Dump Veteran

    I'd have to check what sort they are. Came with the bike (Ridgeback MX4). I weigh around 190lbs - 200lbs and carry up to 30 on top of that in a back pack. I normally have my tyres about 5PSI below max recommended.
  6. OP

    Stig-OT-Dump Veteran

    And my moobs are firm, pert and smooth...
  7. OP

    Stig-OT-Dump Veteran

    Also, I take the Stiglet out on a tag-along that would load it up a bit more.
  8. I've never had a spoke break.
  9. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    Definitely something wrong. Explain to LBS and ask for their suggestions, or just buy a new handbuilt wheel from a reputable builder.
  10. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Beside the road
    If your wheels are built right / strong enough then you shouldn't have to do either. - ever!
  11. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    S of Kendal
    That's true.
  12. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    the supposedly crappy alexrims that came with my allez never needed trueing (sp?!) in 2.5 years but the shimano r561s are needing done just 6 months / 1000 miles after new. Not very impressive.
  13. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Guildford / London
    My Mavic Aksiums have stayed true out of the box, a year later and they are still perfect.

    The Shimano R500's I had before went out of true on the rear if you accidentally rode over a large leaf, and the front collapsed one day without warning.

    Mavic whells absolutely rock IMO. Love them.
  14. QuickDraw

    QuickDraw Senior Member

    A guy in work had this sort of problem he solved it by not parking his bike in those stands that balance the front wheel and end up with the whole weight of the bike balanced on one spoke. No idea if that's the sort fo stand you;re using but it might help.
  15. cupoftea

    cupoftea New Member

    I wear through the sidewalls of the rim before a spoke goes,

    However when I MTB the spokes would go regularly
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