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SOURCE: spokes on back wheel detached
you need to take the wheel to a shop who re-builds wheels, the tire has to come off and new spokes fitted then they have to TRUE the wheel to make sure it is not buckled then re-fit the tire. not something you should really be doing yourself. if i am right in thinking you are in the UK then buy a copy of Motorcycle News, you should be able to find a wheel builder in there. i only know of 1 place ALF HAGON they mainly do shocks but i had a wheel straightened there years ago when i lived there. i think they are in Woodford ESSEX.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
A bike shop can cut you replacement spokes to fit the size of your stroller wheel. In Canada that's about $30/spoke. Bike shops also sell you replacement tubes and tires for your stroller.
Posted on Aug 30, 2010
I ride a Trek 6.9 and have had spokes break for no apparent reason. Most of the time the spoke will break from over tightening on initial installation or just plain fatigue. Replacing the spoke is fairly straight forward. Remove the wheel from the bike and remove the tire. Remove the protective tape on the inside of the wheel to gain access to the spoke nut. After replacing the spoke you must make sure the wheel is true. If you do not have a set up for this, reassemble the wheel with the new spoke and take the assembly to your nearest bike store. They should have the equipment to true up your wheel assembly
Posted on May 31, 2011
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You need a freewheel/cassette removal tool. Here's a link to Park Tools page (great quality tools at reasonable prices) http://www.parktool.com/category/freewheel-cassette There are several different types to fit different styles. My usual method is to remove the quick release skewer, place the tool on the freewheel/cassette, put the skewer back on to hold the tool in place (skewer should be just a little loose). Put the tool side of the wheel down and clamp it in a vise. Then grab the wheel with your hands and twist it sharply (not slow and steady) counter-clockwise. Good luck, Vote if you found this helpful. Al K
Posted on Jun 08, 2011
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