So, I'm a commuter and I ride my Pugs every day, Yesterday on the way home I noticed that my wheel felt a touch different, so I took a peek and noticed a distinct hook in the rotation. Broken spoke.
I didn't hear it go and the hook wasn't too back so I finished out the commute and when I got home to check it out the spoke was broken at the nipple, not at the bend. Every other spoke I've broken has been at the bend. I've never broken one at the nipple.
I took the wheel in to REI to have it repaired so I could ride this morning and asked the shop guy what might cause this type of break. The only answer they could give was that I must have hit it with something or hucked a curb a bit too hard.
I know this isn't the case. No off road. No sticks or rocks that I can recall, and when commuting I have a nice, completely paved trail with no curbs or other drops.
So my question to all of you is what might cause this so that I can prevent it from happening in the furture?
Bike/Wheel/Tires have ~688.83 miles (give or take a tenth of a mile or so...)
Tire - Endo @ 15PSI
Weight of rider: ~260
Weight of paniers ~30
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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