I got to the bottom of a particularly steep and fast road descent (good for about 40 mph) on my way home from the hills the other day and felt the front of my Orange was a bit 'squishy'. Figuring I had a slow puncture I pulled over to discover, to my horror, that the front wheels spokes were undoing themselves quitely and were all hand tight, none of the spokes were even slightly tight and were all waggaling about.
10 mins later, after a bit of roadside wheelbuilding, rode on home, thinking how it happened, when I built the wheel I was interupted before I tensioned it. Picked it up a couple of days later and slung it on the bike.
Guess I won't to that again.
Somerset, like 'Heartbeat' with newer cars!
Retro MTB: 1992 Cannondale 3.0 Deore XT M730. 1992 Marin Pine Mountain Deore DX M650.
Retro road: 1992 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra Telekom Shimano 600 STI. 1993 Dyna Tech Ti.
Modern: 2006 Wilier scandium Ultegra 6600. 2014 Wilier GTR Ultegra 6800.