Arrrg! This is the ride that wasn't meant to be! I managed all of two rides on my modern steed in the fine trails in Nordmarka and today after a ridiculously fast ride with Rye Sportsklubben I got a puncture. I
pulled the wheel out and fixed it, but noticed a distince wobble on the rear.... I've snapped a spoke on the drive-side.
Although I have a spoke key I don't have the tools to remove the cassette - I went to the LBS and they quoted me £37 for spoke replacement and truing, the wheel isn't worth that!!! If I can get the cassette off then I'll see if I can buy just one spoke. In contrast to the spoke replacement price, in the UK I can buy a pair XT hubs with DT swiss DB spokes on Mavic XC 717 rims for £140.
I'm reluctant to ride with the wheel as it is because it has already taken paint off the swinging-arm where the tyre is rubbing, plus if it gets any worse and I'm miles from home....