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    How far can you ride in the Arizona desert with a broken spoke?


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    Spokes are over rated. I'm glad you had a good ride!
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    How far can you ride in the Arizona desert with a broken spoke?

    You could always get creative with some braided Yucca fibers...

    Glad to hear you were able to keep riding. Not the kind of place you'd want to have to walk out of.

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    Ah, that photo brings back memories. Miss riding in the AZ desert (minus the snakes and broken spokes).
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    Quote Originally Posted by hanskellner View Post
    Ah, that photo brings back memories. Miss riding in the AZ desert (minus the snakes and broken spokes).
    And the heat and running out of water before you're halfway done!
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    Kevlar Spoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Wherewolf View Post
    I still have my Kevlar spoke for just such emergencies. Does anyone know if they still make these things? I thought it was genius!
    These were made by Innovation -In Cycling Inc. out of Tuscon AZ.
    How far can you ride in the Arizona desert with a broken spoke?-spoke.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by RooHarris View Post
    I still have my Kevlar spoke for just such emergencies. Does anyone know if they still make these things? I thought it was genius!
    These were made by Innovation -In Cycling Inc. out of Tuscon AZ.
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    That looks heavier than just carrying an extra spoke.

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    Don't worry about food, if your wheels get too wobbly, they turn into a taco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverbiker View Post
    That looks heavier than just carrying an extra spoke.
    Very minimal in weight. Plus, if you break a spoke on the drive side you'll have to remove the cassette to thread your steel spoke through. The Kevlar spoke does not require the cassette to be removed. Bringing a cassette removal tool is much heavier.

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    Kevlar spoke Redux

    Quote Originally Posted by Wherewolf View Post
    WhereWolf,
    I'd hate to loose your postings/pictures if your were to turn up your toes due to the fact your bike was broken down somewhere in the hot dry desert.
    I just couldn't let the Kevlar spoke thing alone. So, I did a little research and found it is still available. Everyone should have one of these. Saved my ass once 15 miles from the trailhead in the JDSF a few years back. Wheel went totally akimbo.
    Go here to see spoke. Minimal weight.
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    One of the good things about disk brakes is that they work fine if your wheel has a wobble, and there're no brake pads for your rim to contact.
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    Moot point

    Quote Originally Posted by RooHarris View Post
    ...I did a little research and found it is still available. Everyone should have one of these. Saved my ass once 15 miles from the trailhead in the JDSF a few years back.
    Moot point. I'm not mechanical enough to do anything with it anyway.
    OK, they were so cheap on Amazon I ordered one. I've broken several spokes in the past few months.

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    What could possibly go wrong?

    Might be time for a new wheel build. I've heard if you keep breaking spokes on one wheel they will just keep breaking, even the new ones....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spindelatron View Post
    Might be time for a new wheel build. I've heard if you keep breaking spokes on one wheel they will just keep breaking, even the new ones....
    Had a problem with the rim last summer and I was given a new one under warranty. The LBS built it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zignzag View Post
    One of the good things about disk brakes is that they work fine if your wheel has a wobble, and there're no brake pads for your rim to contact.
    Narrow chain stays could pose a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wherewolf View Post
    Moot point. I'm not mechanical enough to do anything with it anyway.
    OK, they were so cheap on Amazon I ordered one. I've broken several spokes in the past few months.
    I feel better now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wherewolf View Post
    Moot point. I'm not mechanical enough to do anything with it anyway.
    OK, they were so cheap on Amazon I ordered one. I've broken several spokes in the past few months.
    i continuously break spokes, at least a dozen a year. One I just ignore when the second one breaks I take the wheel to Mike's Bikes and get it fixed.
    Why do I break so many spokes? Is there some different kind of wheel I can get?

    Love the Saguaro and Ocotillos Wherewolf. They put me into the way back machine. In the late fifties I was riding to Sabino Canyon with my Desert
    bike, a two speed coaster brake Schwinn middleweight with a lightweight front wheel and a knobby in the rear.

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