thanks for the help near Bala today.

grim168 Posts: 482
edited July 2013 in Road general
If you were the guys (focus and giant) who lent me an allen key to release my back brake cable after breaking a spoke you don't know how grateful I am. Brake was rubbing that hard I could only manage about 8mph in lowest gear on the flat with heart rate at about 165. Carry tools people ! Always do on mtb but just a tube etc on road bike. About 200 miles on a new scott speedster 20 so not too impressed.


  • trailflow
    trailflow Posts: 1,311
    You do know there is a cable release lever on the caliper ?
  • grim168
    grim168 Posts: 482
    It was way beyond the cable release lever.Wheel was catching chainstay it was that out of shape and only from one spoke.
  • Bozman
    Bozman Posts: 2,518
    A few years back I found a bloke sitting at the side of the road next to his bike, one spoke had snapped on his Mavic sls and the wheel was that bad the bike was unrideable, lucky for him his wife was on her way to pick him up.
    I didn't realise that one snapped spoke could be that catastrophic, I'd guess that the lower the spoke count the greater the damage.
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Mate had a rear spoke snap in the alps. As you say - low spoke count.
    He had to buy a set of cosmics to salvage his trip.
    Hard to find exotic spokes on top of a mountain.
  • grim168
    grim168 Posts: 482
    Couldn't even push it till I loosened the brake cable back wheel just locked up. Dropped it off this morning at leisure lakes for 6 week check and new spoke or even new wheel was mentioned. Annoyed the paint has been rubbed off the inside of one chainstay.