Yeah def a bad image particularly in light of the the online V LBS stuff. All for a $3 spoke. You cant stock every spoke but just talking to our head mechanic it is just a standard spoke and cant imagine it being a weird length
Was it the hub that was the problem? I thought those rims took a standard spoke.
Broken spokes??? don't talk to me about broken spokes...but now you've got me on that topic:
A big thanks to Kim at North Adelaide bike shop on Melbourne Street for fixing the diabolical spoke mess left in the wake of 4 warranty returns to point of purchase for my Specialized Crosstrail. 4 broken spokes in one year followed by an amateur hour attempt at re-spoking the rear wheel.
Thanks to Kim, my wheels are round and bike now goes straight when I want it to.
+1 for North Adelaide Cycles, my usual bike shop of choice.
The saga continues, returned to said bike shop at 4pm today to pick up fixed wheel only to find it hadn't even been looked at, the excuse given was "Sorry mate, I was off yesterday and no-one told me about your repair". Now I don't like to name and shame so I'll keep it cryptic, this bike shop on Nth East Rd must be stopped!!! I took my unfixed wheel, a quick trip to North Adelaide Cycles and the response from Kim was "Give me 15 minutes and I'll have it fixed for you". Now this was at around 4:45 this afternoon, why didn't I do this yesterday!!
Very impressive! Credit where due, might have to stop in and have a look.
There are 2 LBS's on Nth East, frankly I wouldn't go to either of them unless for an emergency accessory purchase
I have the art of wheel truing down to a fine ... err ... art. 1/4 turns of the spoke key are the key. I use a couple of my daughters hair clips on the spokes I just tightened so that I know what to reverse if necessary. Time, patience and common sense are all that's needed.