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    Bent Spokes!

    Hey guys the other day I was pulling a trailer and the connector detached during the ride. It has a safety strap but unfortunately it sent the connector into my rear tire. Now I have a bend in the spoke and some other scratched up ones. Just wondering how bad a slight bend in the spokes are...
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    If only slight; not too bad. Ping the spokes and listen to the tones to make sure one isn't too loose or tight. If you need to replace one, you need to either go to the LBS, or remove the cassette yourself if you have the tool.

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    don't think you need cassette tool if spoke is on non drive (left) side. I would just check trueness/true your will (youtube) as this should be part of regular bike maintenance anyway. I use a zip tie on my fark as a reference point.

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