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  • Had one spoke spontaneously snap a month ago while bike was not in use just sitting on the grass next to me.

    Got it fixed at LBS and retrued and rode the bike home. Haven't touched it since, it's been sat inside while I've been abroad.

    Came back to find that four spokes have now snapped and the wheel is rubbing against the frame. What could have caused this?

    They have all snapped in the middle and all are from the same side of the wheel.

  • Bin all the spokes. They are dodgy metal. It could be a range of things (e.g. stress corrosion cracking, originating from inclusions) but it doesn't really matter. Those spokes can’t be trusted.

  • Thanks. Should I be wary about the other wheel too?

  • If they are the same spoke length as the dodgy rear spokes, I would. If a different length, how lucky do you feel?

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