spokes break on brand new rim..

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  1. boltonib

    boltonib New Member

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    Hey i just installed a bmp FD kit on my gary fisher with a dax titan. I was riding it this evening when i noticed a loud pop. I looked down and one of the supporting rods had become loose and the screw was gone. I then noticed that one of the spokes broke away from the rim. I proceded to ride b/c my house was not 20 feet away and another spoke broke loose. What do you think the problem was in this case.. i was carrying a 50 lb bag of groceries on my back and i weigh 180 lbs. I was thinking maybe the screw popped loose and got caught up in the wheel and broke a spoke but i am curious of your opinions. Thanks so much for your help...

    P.S where can i get a good rear rim that wont break/ how can i prevent this from happening again...
     
  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

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    welcome :)
    is bolton your last name ???
    mine is boulton :)
     
  3. george_n_texas

    george_n_texas New Member

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    I weigh 250 and I carry lots of groceries from wal-mart a mile away with no problem so far. I do have an older mountain bike seems to have pretty stiff spokes. I think they make mountain bikes with better spokes for rough riding off trail. Just a suggestion I am fairely new to this stuff.
     
  4. boltonib

    boltonib New Member

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    thanks 4 the feedback yall,,, im pretty sure that one of the support bars just got tangled in the spokes and broke a few of them. My bike is running great right now with the titan and i cant wait to get my twist throttle in the mail bc i am using a makeshift keychain ring throttle handle( go button)..
    Cheers
     
  5. robin

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    I broke lots of spokes using the rag joint-hardly a loose one now with the sprocket adapter kit !!
     
  6. 2door

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    Welcome to the forum. This is the right place for help.
    Sounds like you're right about the support breaking your spokes but if you decide to replace the rim with a heavier one here's a link to the Husky offerings> Wheels: Husky Bicycles
    Tom
     
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