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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:43 pm 
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f**k me i go to the man cave for some therapy and i,m looking around then see this i thought TNTwere better than this but nope more shite it seems were,nt even on a bike just on the side any thought s people


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:58 pm 
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Over tensioned, corrosion, creep, fatigue.

Could be anything.
It happens, i've got a nearly new chris king downstairs that's done the same. Built by a local "premium wheelbuilder" last year.
Seen it on most brands.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:01 pm 
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Still such a pisser it was ok 2 days ago


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:13 pm 
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mattr wrote:
Over tensioned, corrosion, creep, fatigue.

Could be anything.
It happens, i've got a nearly new chris king downstairs that's done the same. Built by a local "premium wheelbuilder" last year.
Seen it on most brands.


wow first time i,ve heard of a Chris king hub breaking


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:28 pm 
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LOL, try a few years in the trade, they're not much better than anything else, just wildly more expensive.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:47 pm 
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mattr wrote:
LOL, try a few years in the trade, they're not much better than anything else, just wildly more expensive.

Sounds like you no better than me ,but its such a pisser


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:56 pm 
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Yeah, it is a pain, especially when you will struggle to find spares or replacements :(

Just take a moment to be grateful it didn't go when you were riding!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:24 pm 
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Location: Tunbridge Wells
Machined billet rather than forged and machined?

One of my Hope rear hubs has gone the same way if it helps...


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:40 pm 
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Location: Colchester, Essex
The more spokes a wheel has, the less individual spoke tension is needed for a wheel of given strength. It saves weight to build wheels with 32,28 or fewer spokes, but proper touring bikes and tandems often go to 40 spokes. It depends primarily how long you need your wheels to last and run without trouble I think. Aluminium alloy is infamous for cracking at stress raisers, followed by catastrophic failure- Google early Comet airliners with rectangular windows..


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:56 pm 
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Mark the rim & unspoke the wheel to see if the rim is pretzel shaped. Might be a bit of over tension to pull a bad wheel straight. Maybe even the rim that was fitted before or before. Billet hubs are all mostly bad in the end. After 25 years are you still surprised to see a light weight part fail after a life ridden off road?


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