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Old 03-26-20, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by katsup View Post
Where was it cracked? I cracked a rear wheel at the nipples after about 2300 miles (~2yrs). It gave me a reason to upgrade.
Had the same problem, it is fatigue failure, and apparently rather common. One of the spokes actually broke free from the rim, another halfway, and numerous cracks at other spoke holes. I replaced the rim with a riveted one, haven't had any problems in the 5500 miles since then.

Here's my thread about it: https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-m...ng-causes.html
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