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Do you need to remove the disc rotor to replace a drive side spoke?

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Asked by: John Blackledge

Yes, usually you have to remove both to get the spokes through, although not every time depending on the specific hub and rotor. It’s typical that wheels that break spokes are going to keep breaking them due to build or material quality issues or both.

Can I replace a spoke without removing tire?

Unwind the spoke



If the spoke nipple is undamaged and there’s still a few cm of spoke left, you can replace it without removing the nipple, which is much quicker, though not the best long-term fix. Bend the spoke stub by 90 degrees, use a spoke key to hold the nipple and unwind the spoke.

How do you replace a spoke on a cassette side?

Quote from video: Next I'm simply going to thread the new spoke through the hole in the hub. Like this now most Shimano wheels are usual a little threaded piece on the end of the spokes. It's called a hub nut.

Can you replace just one spoke?

A faulty or damaged spoke should simply be replaced. In a properly built wheel, stainless steel spokes don’t fail through fatigue, so a fatigue failure can be the first of many. Two or more fatigue failures means the best option is to rebuild the whole wheel with new spokes.

Is it hard to replace a spoke?

Fitting a replacement is easier than you think. Spokes can snap. Not often, and perhaps never if your bike has well-built wheels with enough spokes each to share the load. But even if you’re not very heavy and your wheels have plenty of spokes each to share the load better, they can break.

Can you ride with Broken spoke?

If you have just one broken spoke, it’s perfectly safe to keep riding. However, that one broken part could damage other parts of your bike if you do not take care of it in time. Every spoke in the wheel is crucial to maintaining the right tension and balance in your bike.

How do you replace spokes?

Quote from video: In removing it's easy with the chain whip. And a cassette removal. Tool press down against each other and remove a lock ring like this Epica set off place it to one side.

Is Spoke Prep necessary?

A vital step in bicycle wheel building is prepping the spokes with some kind of spoke prep. There are two reasons to prep spokes: Provides lubrication while you are lacing and truing the wheel. It becomes like a thread-lock after it the wheel is laced.

What Do You Do With a Broken spoke?

If you cannot unscrew it, bend the broken spoke around an adjacent spoke to keep it from wobbling. You can even tie the broken spoke to the adjacent spoke using duct tape. If you happen to have a spoke key, use it to tighten or loosen nearby spokes to make sure the rim is straight.

How do you fix a popped spoke?

Quote from video: You find the culprit. And make sure there's no extra ones. There we go cut loose that is this that's finger tight that one so now this isn't a broken spoke. So I can just tighten this one back up.

Can I ride my bike with a missing spoke?

Yes you can ride home with a broken spoke. I’d probably unscrew the spoke from the nipple before doing so, so that it doesn’t wobble around and get caught in other bits of the bike. Bike wheels are wonderful things that can easily put up with having a few spokes missing.

How much does it cost to fix a broken spoke on a bike?

Labor Rates

TUNE-UP PACKAGES
Spoke Replacement (Includes wheel truing, does include spokes)Â $25.00
Spoke Replacement with Tune-Up $10.00 $30.00*
$25.00*
Remove / Install Cassette on Bike $10.00 $15.00

Are all spoke nipples the same size?

The most common spoke nipple sizes are 3.23mm, 3.30mm, and 3.45mm. However, you might encounter other spoke nipple sizes ranging anywhere from 3.2mm to 9mm. Many spoke nipples are also square-shaped, including the most common sizes listed above. Some manufacturers use star-shaped or hex-shaped spoke nipples instead.

What causes broken spokes?

Bike spokes break most commonly due to wear and tear. A high-frequent cause for spoke breaks is that the rider has hit a curb or pothole, doesn’t maintain the bike well, or the passenger is too heavy for that model. Rougher terrain will also deteriorate the rims faster, which in turn deteriorates the spokes faster.

How tight should spokes be?

Quote from video: We recommend tightening both the front and rear spokes to make sure that your wheels maintain a balanced level of tension in their components.

What causes loose spokes?

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Can I ride my MTB with a broken spoke?

You can technically ride with a broken/missing spoke, but it is not ideal. The missing spoke is going to put pressure on the others, and it will cause bigger problems if you don’t replace it.

How do you fix a popped spoke?

Quote from video: You find the culprit. And make sure there's no extra ones. There we go cut loose that is this that's finger tight that one so now this isn't a broken spoke. So I can just tighten this one back up.

How do you replace rear wheel spokes?

Quote from video: It's just simplest to replace the nipple as well as the spoke remove. The other end of the spoke by unthreading. It from the hub eyelet.

How do you replace a broken spoke on a mountain bike?

Quote from video: You can actually just poke that and pop it into the rim itself. And you won't be bothered by actually dropping the neckline here which can be an absolute nightmare to trying it out in just popular.

Can I ride my bike with a missing spoke?

Yes you can ride home with a broken spoke. I’d probably unscrew the spoke from the nipple before doing so, so that it doesn’t wobble around and get caught in other bits of the bike. Bike wheels are wonderful things that can easily put up with having a few spokes missing.

Why do my mountain bike spokes keep breaking?

Bike spokes break most commonly due to wear and tear. A high-frequent cause for spoke breaks is that the rider has hit a curb or pothole, doesn’t maintain the bike well, or the passenger is too heavy for that model. Rougher terrain will also deteriorate the rims faster, which in turn deteriorates the spokes faster.