riding with one front spoke missing
im not sure if the spoke in my front wheel which has been broken can actually be replaced, if not, which of these do you think will happen
1:everything will be 100% ok for ever
2:the wheel will immediately buckle and collapse
3:the wheel will run out of true slowly but gradually
4:the wheel will seem ok, but one day without warning it will just crumple and be unusable
the wheels are industry nine xc hubs and the spokes are NOT j- pull type
thanks guysPosted 4 years ago
its a 32 spoke mountain bike wheel
the thing is, apparently,if these wheels arent built properly unless they use linseed oil when they screw the spokes in, if not they are rendered useless and they need to be thrown away if anything goes wrong, not even sure if the hub is salvageable 🙁Posted 4 years ago
so im looking at worse case optionsYakSubscriber
Why can’t you get a replacement spoke from your lbs/wherever the wheel came from and get them/ or you to replace it, true the wheel and off you go?
Edit – these have the spoke thread at the hub. Presumably the nipple is still at the other end, but fixed? Should be as easy as a regular spoke to change?Posted 4 years ago
YakPosted 4 years ago
yes they are threaded at the hub, but loose at the rim end without a nipple.
where they are threaded through the hub is where they MUST use linseed oil otherwise they cannot be unscrewed, and its near impossible to drill and still keep the thread.
they were damaged in the post and snapped flush at the hub so there is no end piece to get a pair of pliers or molegrips on.
my thinking was, if they cannot be repaired, use them until they were unrideable, as long as its reasonably safe to do so, and then have a wheel rebuild,brakesMember
I’ve got a 31 spoke rear wheel that I’ve been running for about 2 years on a mountain bike. all the other spokes are fine and it’s still true. I bought the wrong size spokes to fix it twice and got fed up so just left it.Posted 4 years ago
I still worry about it a bit, but mostly forget it’s broken.
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