Further maintenance may be required.

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gaz
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Further maintenance may be required.

Postby gaz » 9 Apr 2018, 9:41pm

Came out of work today, unlocked and began wheeling the bike away only to discover the brakes were dragging. Rear wheel misaligned, quickly corrected, front wheel most definitely buckled. It wasn't like that when I parked up. I don't know if it has suffered accidental damage or deliberate vandalism.

Rode it home, brakes rubbing and shoved it up on the stand to see if I could true it. Didn't take long to get it back in reasonable shape, then as I began fine tuning - ping, spoke broken at the nipple.

I don't have any spares the right length, this is my only dynohub wheel. I've shoved an ordinary wheel in for now. I'll research some spoke calculators this evening and I'll visit the LBS tomorrow. Frustrating :evil: .
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Re: Further maintenance may be required.

Postby mercalia » 10 Apr 2018, 4:10pm

very strange, no signs of tampering?

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Re: Further maintenance may be required.

Postby gaz » 10 Apr 2018, 7:34pm

No signs of tampering, other than the issues described. I now have some spare spokes, I'll get around to the repairs shortly.
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Re: Further maintenance may be required.

Postby reohn2 » 10 Apr 2018, 7:40pm

Sounds like vandalism :twisted:
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Re: Further maintenance may be required.

Postby boris » 11 Apr 2018, 11:38am

do you use wheelbender bike stands at work?