Saturday, April 07, 2007


When I was riding in DC a few weeks back, I discovered that some of the brake alignment issues I was having was due to a broken spoke. Actually, it was two broken spokes that cost me $15 to have replaced today. Something else I learned was that the spoke nipples had gotten corroded and were difficult if not impossible to adjust. Should I have more spokes break or if the wheel gets too far out of true, I'll be better off replacing the wheel entirely. That will give me a chance to get the wider rim that it originally had.

When I got home, the tire was flat. Taking it all apart it would seem that the techs at Iron City Bikes had not put the rim liner on properly. This had allowed one of the nipples to puncture the tube when it was re-inflated.

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