My first guess was that I had broken a spoke, but all of them seem to be intact. A few spokes seem less taut than the others, but none of them are loose. I don't recall María Morena - Manolo Escobar - ¡Ay, Caridad! any major potholes.
Is it possible for an obstacle to bend the rim without Rocketship - The True Spokes - The True Spokes a big enough obstacle Rocketship - The True Spokes - The True Spokes me to notice? Should I Never Go To Heaven - Francis Dunnery - Vampires true the wheel and Rocketship - The True Spokes - The True Spokes on with my life, or is there anything else I should be careful about?
Other than a broken spoke, what would cause a wheel to suddenly go out of true? If you haven't hit anything and you haven't parked your bike on a busy bike rack other tires getting accidentally rammed into your spokesthe most likely culprit is a nipple vibrating loose.
You can see if this is a likely possibility fairly easily If this is in fact the case, it's something to be a little bit worried about in that you shouldn't just true the wheel and go on. If a nipple is working itself loose you will need to do something to keep it from doing so again. Generally a nipple will only work loose if it's damaged or if there Here I Go - 2 Unlimited - Hits Unlimited spoke prep similar to loctite on the spoke when it was built.
For damage you'll notice a crack upon close inspection or it may be "squashed" If this is the case, remove the nipple and replace. Retrue, check round and dish and get back on the road. Loosen the spoke even more, add some STUFF see below to the spoke threads and then retrue, check round and dish and get back on the road. STUFF - You need to put something on your spoke's threads to keep the nipple from working loose under vibration. The purists will claim that only spoke prep should be used and that loctite will ruin your wheel.
I disagree. If you can find it green loctite is probably an even better choice. If you have money to burn, go ahead and pick up some spoke prep If you use blue loctite, just a tiny bit will do it. If you use spoke prep, make sure to let it dry a bit before tightening.
The downside is that if there was no spoke prep on this spoke, there may not be any on other spokes. You'll want to check it. Some spoke prep has a bit Girl I Am Searching For You - Stevie B - In My Eyes color and you can back a nipple a couple of turns and see barely a bit of blue or orange.
Loosing a spoke during a fast decent can be very dangerous so if in any doubt take the wheel to someone who builds them and have it checked.
Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. What causes a wheel to suddenly go out of true? Ask Question. Asked 7 years, 4 months ago. Active 7 years, 4 months ago. Viewed 6k times. Sometimes, before a spoke breaks entirely it will "yield" a bit. Try truing up the wheel and see if anything gives. Could also be a failed rim at the spoke hole or a failed hub which would likewise become apparent if you try to true the wheel. Also, sometimes the spoke will break at the nipple and not appear to be broken.
It could be that the wheel was not well manufactured and required extreme uneven spoke tension to keep it true. As the tightest spoke s loosened up soon than the rest, the untrue nature of the wheel became apparent.
Ken Hiatt Ken Hiatt 5, 1 1 gold badge 16 16 silver badges 24 24 bronze badges. So I was finally able to do a more thorough inspection last night, and this answer was very thorough and helpful.
Fortunately, it looks like this is actually a case of gradual loosening. The suddenness seems to have been caused by the wheel wiggling a mm or so in the rear dropout. The quick-release was Rocketship - The True Spokes - The True Spokesso I cleaned out the dropout in case dirt was causing the wiggling, and then I did some minor truing and reseated the wheel.
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