Missing spoke in the front wheel?

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  • Premier Icon seosamh77
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    I was just trying to fix a broken spoke(snapped nipple) there but while trying to get the old nipple off it snapped at the bottom on the thread rendering that spoke useless, so i need a new spoke which i’m not getting before tomorrow. It’s the front wheel(32hole) non-braking side and the wheel is still fairly true(midges baw hair away if not). what do you think, should be fine for a 20/25 mile or so trek tomorrow?

    sharki
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    I’d say fine for the day,others will say you’ll die.

    I ran a rear wheel on my HT for a year with a spoke missing and 2 others bent and i’m still here.

    Premier Icon seosamh77
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    aye i’m of the opinion it’ll be fine myself, just curious to others opinions, cheers.

    naokfreek
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    Fine…ride. 😉

    cynic-al
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    Should be OK

    Premier Icon Pik n Mix
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    only one way to find out 😉

    imnotamused
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    I spent a full day in les arcs in the same situation and I was fine. Sure you’ll be ok, just insure your face before you head out…

    Premier Icon singletracksurfer
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    broken 2-3 spokes on a ride with no option but to carry on, for whole day (or two!) of riding.

    both i and the wheel live on….

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    Never quite sure of what “non-braking side” or “non-drive side” means.

    Does the hub deform so much that the stresses don’t get transferred to the other flange?

    cynic-al
    Member

    non braking side = side without disc on it.

    non drive side = side without gears on it.

    Hub does not deform at all, the remaining spokes are in theory under less tension but the whole wheel is slightly imbalanced and so vulnerable to a hit in the wrong place.

    DT78
    Member

    Depends on the trail. I popped a rear spoke on the whites level climb, carried on to ride whites and then the wall.

    Wheel was decidedly egg shaped when I got back and that was with a strong rim (ex721).

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