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Old 08-27-2011, 09:34 PM
twelvestringtex twelvestringtex is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
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Default Re: How do I stop breaking spokes?

Well, after mounting a wheel from another bike onto the motorbike, and putting back a few trips that were uneventful, I started taking apart the original wheel to repair and inspect...

looks like the bicycle chain derailled onto the hub from 1st gear and lacerated the 8 spokes that loaded under counter-clockwise tension, as the 3 remaining were all grooved, and the 6 that broke were from that same side and orientation.

Weird mystery solved! Thanks for all the replies! I was consulting and confounded for a few days!
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