Come on, you know you want to.
And that's japanese to me
Gastank - thanks (I think)
Seren - you're more than welcome to my back wheel if you want it and it fits
Schmunkee, I am Japanese as well, always have been. Others are Italian but it's not for me
Get it sorted Seren, that's still far more miles than I have done yet. Purple hope you're on the mend. I've been told by the Physio no swimming for at least 2 weeks due to injury in my shoulder after the crash. Biking and running ok though.
Seren, if a spoke is broken and you say 2 more are split I would have thought you could take it to the local bike shop and get them to repair it, probably much cheaper than replacing it for now. If the shiny bike in the garage has an identical wheel could you not just borrow this for a week or two whilst yours get repaired/replaced? Don't think riding the other bike would be a good option but getting that wheel will only take a few minutes to change.
As Gastank says wheels are just about the same size for a racing bike so not a problem if you get one new. Just make sure if your original hub is shimano/campagnolo that the new one is the same to be compatible with the cassette you have now. It doesn't sound like you have the tools to change the cassette so the LBS would sort this out ( easily if they are a decent shop ).
One thought on repair though is if one spoke has broke and 2 others are splitting could others be affected and may need replacing themselves in the near future? May need to invest in a better quality of wheel this time.
Anyway, did an 18 mile two up time trial today. It was windy and cold and whilst into a head wind early in the event it decided to pelt down with hailstones!! It was cold!! We did just under 50 mins so an average speed of of about 21.6mph. Quite happy with that given the conditions, pretty crap road surface and on my road bike.
Barley, the problem does arise if people are running shimano or campagnolo as they are not compatible at all. Also I think problems will arise if you are running 9 or 10 speed. I think the spacing on 10 is small than that of 9 so will lead to indexing of the gears not working correctly. Not sure about SRAM think it MAY be compatible with shimano but not positive. I'll have a spare set of wheels with me on the day running shimano 9 just in case. Front wheel obviously makes no odds, just about any will do.
Sorry you did mention all this in an earlier post!!!
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