Broken spokes - When to replace all of them ?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Andy Dingley, May 10, 2003.

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  1. Andy Dingley

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    I'm resurrecting a wreck for a friend (so the budget is minimal). It's a mid-90's Diamondback MTB,
    which is going to be used for commuting and some very easy off-road. The rebuild has gone as far as
    a complete strip-down and frame repaint.

    While trying to get some tension into the flaccid spokes, a rear drive-side sheared off just inside
    the nipple. Looking under the microscope, there appears to be a small corrosion pit. Should I just
    replace this spoke and continue, or would now be a good time to rebuild it with all new spokes ?

    When is it an indication that all spokes are likely to be suspect ? Generally the bike is in good
    condition and little used.

    Thanks for any advice.

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