Author Topic: breaking spokes  (Read 11959 times)

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Offline DaveB

Re: breaking spokes
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2013, 08:16:53 am »
It is ludicrous to expect a machine built wheel to meet a high level of quality.
Machine built wheels come in various levels of quality just like hand-built wheels.  Wheels built using quality components and sophisticated machines that include stress relieving can be very true and properly tensioned.  Obviously they will cost more than cheap wheels built on simple machines.

As noted, broken spokes are almost universally due to inadequate tension, not excessive tension. Serious over-tension will deform or crack the rim before the spoke fails.