Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Broken spokes

Have been very disappointed! For the third time during this tour a spoke broke in my rear wheel. The first one I had repaired in northern Queensland, where I bought some spares to be prepared just in case. So the second one I repaired myself in Newcastle, just a week ago and on our way to Palm Beach another one snapped. How can this happen to a bike like ours.
With the help of our warmshowers host I found a bike shop where they re-spoked the wheel completely. Most of the spokes were rusted. It seems that some years ago a batch of bad spokes has been sold all over the world. According to the bike shop owner it has happened to all bike manufactures and brands, so the manufacturer of our bikes is not to blame. But still.......

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