How to replace a spoke?

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thecaptn
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How to replace a spoke?

Postby thecaptn » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:39 pm

Hi All,

I broke a spoke on a rear Ultegra, I've bought a replacement and have the wheel in the truing stand. Now I've trued a couple of 32 spoke wheels to date but I'm otherwise a novice.

My question is, do I need to loosen off any of the other spokes in the wheel first or can I just bang the new one in and start winding it up?

Any other tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Peter

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Re: How to replace a spoke?

Postby Duck! » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:01 pm

Grease the thread first. if the new spoke is on the drive side, which will be built up to a higher tension than the non-drive side, back two adjacent NDS spokes off a little bit, pull the new spoke up to tension then retension the two adjacent spokes.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: How to replace a spoke?

Postby thecaptn » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:32 pm

Yep drive side.
Makes sense, nice and simple.
Thanks Duck!
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