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Spokes still twanging - does that mean I need a new bike?

seajaysseajays Posts: 330
edited May 2015 in Commuting chat
Spokes on the front wheel still playing a merry tune as I ride along, despite my half-hearted attempts to adjust. I think LBS visit is in order, however not sure when I'll be able to do that.

Clearly there must be a safety hazard here, which must be enough justification for SWMBO to allow me bike number two? What do you think? :lol:
Cannondale CAADX Tiagra 2017
Revolution Courier Race Disc '14
My Strava

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  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,993
    I think you have answered the question yourself.
    "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

    PX Kaffenback 2 = Work Horse
    B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,756 Lives Here
    Most ridiculous question I've ever heard. Of course you need a new bike.
  • cookeeemonstercookeeemonster Posts: 1,983
    Don't be ridiculous.

    You need two new bikes in case the new one explodes or something
  • seajaysseajays Posts: 330
    edited May 2015
    Just thought I'd check... I can now officially say I've asked and everyone else thought this was the best option... :mrgreen:
    Cannondale CAADX Tiagra 2017
    Revolution Courier Race Disc '14
    My Strava
  • tgotbtgotb Posts: 4,714
    Don't be ridiculous.

    You need two new bikes in case the new one explodes or something
    I don't understand this. You obviously need to have a spare bike, in case there's a mechanical problem with the one you were planning to ride. This is so universally obvious, that it's safe to assume the OP must already have at least one spare bike. It would be ludicrous to assume anything else.

    So yes - he should obviously use this problem as leverage to buy another bike, but let's stop the patronising and frankly insulting implications that he currently owns just one bike...
    Pannier, 120rpm.
  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,993
    He clearly needs new wheels as well (or what is going to do with this bike).
    "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

    PX Kaffenback 2 = Work Horse
    B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    The only safe option here is a new bike and new wheels to fix this one....and then fix the wheels anyway, nothing else makes any sense to me!
  • It's clearly sensible to have a back up plan

    New bike it is then
  • daddy0daddy0 Posts: 686
    New wheels, new bike and more new wheels, for spares in case the first new wheels stop working too. Then more new wheels for the new bike too. You could then add another set of new wheels, so you have a spare set should you end up using one of the other spare sets on one of your two bikes (this is now twice as likely to happen as you have 2 bikes). Better get another spare bike whilst you're at it, you wouldn't want to end up with a spare set of wheels and no working bike to put them on.
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