After having surgery on my shoulder a week ago Wednesday, I went for a gentle ride at Sherwood Pines last Saturday. Hadn't even managed a mile when I lost the front wheel on a newly graveled section of the Kitchener trail. As a result my rock solid Mavic 717/Hope Pro II front wheel gave up:
IMG_3657.jpg by BigSteve2006, on Flickr
Now I've been to the LBS today to get a quote for replacing the rim. Like for like so another 717 rim. £108 which seemed a bit steep. They reckon that I have to have new spokes as they have been tensioned so are now weak so cannot be re-used. What do you reckon - porkies - sounds like it to me - or are the spokes really weakened by tensionsing.