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Wheel spokes

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:04 pm
by Doverhay
Made the mistake of turning the wheel to full lock whilst my Triking was stationary in the garage, there was a loud bang which eventually turn out to be one of the wheel spokes snapping. Please keep this in mine when turning the steering wheel stationary, not so bad if the floor is slippery but annoying if grippy😕

Re: Wheel spokes

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:33 pm
by Richard and Pat
Hell!
Really put a spoke in it then. Well taken one out actually. Park front wheels on plastic bags or a little square of carpet perhaps?

Re: Wheel spokes

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:53 am
by westendguzzi
It must be time to consider a wheel re-build ----- just saying.
Must have been too much tension on that one spoke, won't be long before others go.

Re: Wheel spokes

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:26 pm
by Doverhay
Does require new tyres soon so perhaps a good check then would be a reasonable thing to do. 🧐

Re: Wheel spokes

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:46 pm
by Oleg
No so good! You think all is running well when this happens.
Only experienced spoke breakage at the hub end of the spoke on motorcycles rear wheels this caused by the stress of uneven tension. Just shows how much twisting stress there is in our front wheels.
It must be your spirited driving combined with your sticky front tyres :)