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    Broken spoke.

    My Specialized FXR XC 2008, has rear wheel broken spoke, can I ride the bike for short trips on paved road, is the wheel ruined? what will be the best set of 26" wheel to replace the Alexrims Specialized. Thanks for any guidance.

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    Should be easy enough to repair, just pick up some spokes of the same length at the LBS, Take the broken one in to the shop to make sure and get the same size/style. I repaired a broken spoke nipple on my bike and it's been working great ever since:
    https://youtu.be/799TOa-OMJg

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    How about putting in a new spoke and nipple?
    Then you avoid problems when you ride it.
    Measure the length of the spoke or another on that side of the wheel.
    Call your shop and ask about getting a couple.
    Remove the tire and rim strip.
    You'll need a spoke wrench to tighten it.


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    Thanks all, so you guys think the wheel is ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyboyaviator View Post
    Thanks all, so you guys think the wheel is ok?


    Not with a missing spoke, it will probably be fine after it's replaced though.
    I brake for stinkbugs

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    Well my friendly mechanic fixed the wheel, now the questions is, will it be ok to replace the rear derailleur Shimano RD 581 LX with a Shimano RD 592? Thanks for all your answers.

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    Those are both 9speed as far as I can tell. All shimano 9speed rear derailleurs are compatible with shimano 9 speed shifters. So as far as I know it should be fine. Here's my favorite article on the subject for questions like this: https://bike.bikegremlin.com/1278/bi...compatibility/
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    Much appreciated Cromoly, nice article.

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