35 spokes

Are there any problems with doing a little bit of riding on a 35 spoke wheel (ie. one spoke missing) as I don’t see myself getting my wheel sorted for 8.30 tomorrow when I’m off to the peaks.

Joe

Just that the likelihood of doing more damage goes up.

Re: 35 spokes

In article <joemarshall.m3dcb@timelimit.unicyclist.com>,
joemarshall <joemarshall.m3dcb@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:
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)Are there any problems with doing a little bit of riding on a 35 spoke
)wheel (ie. one spoke missing) as I don’t see myself getting my wheel
)sorted for 8.30 tomorrow when I’m off to the peaks.

Shouldn’t be a problem if you’re not doing things which might damage
the rim (like drops). You might want to tighten the two adjacent spokes
on the same side of the rim, to bring the rim closer to true and regain
some of the lost tension in that section of the rim. You could loosen
the two adjacent spokes on the opposite side if you want to get the rim
really true, but usually that’s not too important on a uni.

Just try to avoid doing anything which is going to stress the wheel.
I rode 8 miles of Slickrock, and another 8 miles on Sunday, with a taco’ed
wheel.
-Tom

cool. Just hope the bikeshop near where I’m staying will have the right spoke, cos I wouldn’t have to worry then.

Joe