> > > well, within my limited experience spokes break at ***s from olde spokes like baaaaad old spokes....our poster appears headed in this direction.
> > Spokes break through bending back and forth. ?You just don't see it
> > because you are not looking close enough when the bending is
> > occurring.
> > > as the catch basin for corrosive debris at the last thread headed into *** corroded thru and SNAP uroute.
> > Spokes may and do survive well despite corrosion holes at the thread.
> > The engaged *** thread is normally softer and weaker than the spoke
> > thread or spoke of half the x-sect area. ?There is much room for
> > corrosion to have no outcome on the life of a spoke, unless there is
> > bending.
> The intriguing thing here is never a broken spoke, then twice in the
> same hole.
> > > or ?combo of bent rim torque and corrosion.
> > > man needs a batch of new spokes for this summer. comprendough ?
> > While that makes the best start to a wheel build, I have used mixed
> > spokes to repair wheels without problem.
> That's why I quesitoned the rim, though there are many possible
> variables in play.
those ferrules next to the joint be not so well formed. An adjustment
with hammer and punch to the *** seat and to widen the hole is not
difficult. There is a world of difference between a monkey and a
wheelbuilder. The monkeys have mostly been replaced by machines,
which make a more consistent average wheel. Excellent wheels may
still be produced by hand and it is this attention which is part of
what sets them apart. Machines like consistent dimpled rims and in
the most part these are also suited to assembly by monkeys. Still,
they can always sell them with reference to a tension gauge. Makes me
grin eveytime I hear of it's use.