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New bike under 1yr old, 4 broken spokes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin B Mar 1, 2012. 6 Replies

Hi all,New member here. Just after advice regarding my 4th broken spoke in under a year on my new bike, Cannondale Quick 3. I bought the bike last April. The 1st spoke went after 4 months around…Continue

 

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Martin B replied to Simon Gee's discussion New bike under 1yr old, 4 broken spokes
"Hi Simon, Welcome to my world! I'm a regular rider and have experienced broken spokes, and wheel rims, on road, mountain and commuter bikes. I attribute this to weighing 110kgs. With the exception of 1 broken spoke on a front wheel, all of the…"
Mar 1, 2012
John E. replied to Simon Gee's discussion New bike under 1yr old, 4 broken spokes
"Which spokes are going? Rear wheel if I had to guess, and probably drive side; you are a heavy rider and that bike looks like it has a low spoke count. Not sure if a warranty claim will work as there is probably nothing wrong with it, you are just a…"
Feb 28, 2012
LongLoad replied to Simon Gee's discussion New bike under 1yr old, 4 broken spokes
"I've had similar issues with a couple of wheels on the mountain bike I used as a commuter. There seems to be issues with cheap spokes at times. I employed a three strikes principle before having the wheels re-laced, the wheels then held until…"
Feb 27, 2012
Nick Biker replied to Simon Gee's discussion New bike under 1yr old, 4 broken spokes
"Hi Simon, I've gone through wheel spoke repairs for some time now. e.g. I have 3 electric bikes and the main challenge for has been keeping the wheels from falling apart due to 30kg + added weight to the rear wheels due to the fragile and…"
Feb 27, 2012
Peter C replied to Simon Gee's discussion New bike under 1yr old, 4 broken spokes
"We seem to be getting quite a few broken spokes lately, one yesterday. I wonder if they are building wheels too light now to keep the weight of the wheel down. Fine for someone who is light, but if you're a little heavier then it seems to be…"
Feb 27, 2012
Peter Ades replied to Simon Gee's discussion New bike under 1yr old, 4 broken spokes
"Hi Simon, I would go back to the oringal supplier and DEMAND under warranty for a Full wheel rebuild or better Another NEW wheel."
Feb 27, 2012
Simon Gee posted a discussion

New bike under 1yr old, 4 broken spokes

Hi all,New member here. Just after advice regarding my 4th broken spoke in under a year on my new bike, Cannondale Quick 3. I bought the bike last April. The 1st spoke went after 4 months around August, the 2nd in early December (which I fixed myself at a co-op bike workshop, CERES, under supervision), the 3rd about 7 weeks later (3 1/2 weeks ago) late Jan, and the 4th 6 days ago. Is this normal?? I had the 3rd spoke fixed at the original bike shop (with a 3rd bike service) and they said this…See More
Feb 27, 2012
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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Pub Bike, Whatever
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
Thornbury
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
Haro Mountain Bike
Cannondale Quick 3
What is the best thing about riding?
Beating the traffic, parking

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