- northWET washington
I was about 10 miles into my ride and heard a sound from my past. There was this light, soft PING. It was there and then not. But as I pedaled, I heard it periodically. It was the ping or ting of a flexing wheel's spokes complaining. Stopped at just the right rotation as I immediately saw a dangling spoke. Oh, REAL WHEEL, of course. I finished my ride a bit more cautiously trying not to hit too many pavement cracks or potholes. Got home, brought the bike and and stripped it of gps, computer, burrito bag, water bottles (hot, so two today) my pannier and rear light. Headed back out with a substantially lighter bike, put the rack on the car and drove to the shop. Easy diagnosis - yup, broken spoke. Shop backed up so 3 or 4 days, maybe fewer... Asked them to check brakes and other stuff....