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Folded a rear wheel today.

Old 05-05-06, 01:01 AM
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Folded a rear wheel today.

Oh k so i didnt really taco it, but 3 spokes stripped out with a love ploink ploink ploink. Luckily my new spinergy wheels will be in next week and ill be a happy happy boy.
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dare I ask the obvious?

what kinda of spokes and wheel was it?
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Who ate all the pies?
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well i dunno what spokes are, its a shimano wheel that was stock on my felt f70.
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Old 05-05-06, 02:11 AM
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How'd it happen?
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Old 05-05-06, 03:19 AM
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tried to bunny hop a bothole i didnt see and didnt quite make it. I was having problems with spokes coming loose ecery other day before this.
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Old 05-05-06, 04:22 AM
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Sounds like a shimano R550 or R500 wheelset
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the hubs say WH-R500, are these known as being low quality?
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If you truly folded it, it's called a Pringle.
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Originally Posted by Dead Roman
Oh k so i didnt really taco it, but 3 spokes stripped out with a love ploink ploink ploink. Luckily my new spinergy wheels will be in next week and ill be a happy happy boy.
Probably the added weight of the new helmet just crushed your rims. Frame will go next.
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Originally Posted by jsharr
Probably the added weight of the new helmet just crushed your rims. Frame will go next.

Dont say stuff like that man, i broke the bank to get this bike and the new wheels... All i need right now is for something else to go wrong. If i crack teh frame im breaking out the Tig welder.
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Originally Posted by Dead Roman
well i dunno what spokes are....
Spokes are the little wires that hold your hub to your rim.
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i meant the brand , it was like 4 in the morning when i posted that.
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Wow, someone for me to comiserate with. I haven't gone down yet, but I have been spending tons of cash trying to get my bike to fit me right and replacing parts that are breaking because the previous owner didn't treat it very well. Hope you like your new wheels better.
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Originally Posted by Dead Roman
If i crack teh frame im breaking out the Tig welder.
hahahahah, exactly what I was thinking.
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Originally Posted by EventServices
If you truly folded it, it's called a Pringle.
Pringles aren't folded.
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Originally Posted by Dead Roman
its a shimano wheel that was stock on my felt f70.
This style of Shimanos?



or this type?

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Originally Posted by Dead Roman
tried to bunny hop a bothole i didnt see and didnt quite make it. I was having problems with spokes coming loose ecery other day before this.
Well, the bunny-hop was probably the last straw, but the spokes were on their last legs anyway. Loose spokes puts a lot of stress on a few spokes at a time as the wheel turns, rather than all of them at once. So they undergo zero tension up to super-high tension, then back down to tension again. This wears them out due to fatigue very quickly and they're be prone to snapping. The jump and impact was the last bit of load needed to snap them.

At this point, your only real sure thing is to re-build the wheel with all new spokes. And have them tensioned towards the high-end of the range. Depending upon how far of the rim is, you might need a new one of those too...
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
This style of Shimanos?



or this type?


the first style you listed.

Originally Posted by Dead Romantried to bunny hop a bothole i didnt see and didnt quite make it. I was having problems with spokes coming loose ecery other day before this.

Well, the bunny-hop was probably the last straw, but the spokes were on their last legs anyway. Loose spokes puts a lot of stress on a few spokes at a time as the wheel turns, rather than all of them at once. So they undergo zero tension up to super-high tension, then back down to tension again. This wears them out due to fatigue very quickly and they're be prone to snapping. The jump and impact was the last bit of load needed to snap them.

At this point, your only real sure thing is to re-build the wheel with all new spokes. And have them tensioned towards the high-end of the range. Depending upon how far of the rim is, you might need a new one of those too...

I just bought new wheels.
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
This style of Shimanos?



or this type?


the first style you listed.

Originally Posted by Dead Romantried to bunny hop a bothole i didnt see and didnt quite make it. I was having problems with spokes coming loose ecery other day before this.

Well, the bunny-hop was probably the last straw, but the spokes were on their last legs anyway. Loose spokes puts a lot of stress on a few spokes at a time as the wheel turns, rather than all of them at once. So they undergo zero tension up to super-high tension, then back down to tension again. This wears them out due to fatigue very quickly and they're be prone to snapping. The jump and impact was the last bit of load needed to snap them.

At this point, your only real sure thing is to re-build the wheel with all new spokes. And have them tensioned towards the high-end of the range. Depending upon how far of the rim is, you might need a new one of those too...

I just bought new wheels.
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Originally Posted by Dead Roman
the first style you listed..
thanks. I would've expected the new Shimnanos to be a little stronger
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
thanks. I would've expected the new Shimnanos to be a little stronger

werent we talking about this the other day with Odin's wheels?
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Originally Posted by mrkott3r
werent we talking about this the other day with Odin's wheels?
They're 500s Gabe (Tiagra) and my bendy ones are 550s (105).
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