[Update: Thanks for all the advice! We will be calling round some wheel rebuilders today, in the hope that they have the right kind of spokes, and a bit of spare time!]
You may have read about our spoke issues on the back wheel. They’re still breaking, unfortunately… three in one go about a week ago, and one yesterday. They’ve been breaking up at the threaded end.
So, we’re wondering about a few questions:
- Where might we find a bike shop near Zurich that stocks 236mm/2mm spokes?
- Should we get the wheel rebuilt in case any other spokes are getting ‘tired’?
- Have we loaded up our back rack too heavily?
We have two very full Ortlieb 40l bags, plus a 4kg tent, plus two sleeping bags in a separate drybag (say another 3kg or so). So I’m guessing around 40kg for the luggage, and Rachel, who is stoking, is a fairly featherweight 70-75kg.
With luck we should find a helpful (and well-spoked) bike shop ourselves tomorrow, but in the meantime, we thought we’d see if any of you out there have any brain waves!