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Old 06-14-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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What to do about a broken wheel?

So, bad news this morning. I was washing my car and when I was doing my wheels I noticed what I thought was a scratch. I then realized that the "scratch" was actually a crack that went all the way around the spoke. I put some force on the spoke and sure enough, the spoke is broken all the way through. Here's some pictures:




So, what are my choices at this point? Obviously I'm taking the wheel off and rolling on a donut today. The closest wheel repair shop is 100 miles away from me, but is there anything I can do myself? Will I just have to get a new wheel?

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Old 06-14-2012, 10:00 AM   #2
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Repairing a wheel isnt a do-at-home type of job, at this point, either take it to a shop, or get a new wheel.

Thats a perfect excuse to get a whole new set of wheels
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:35 AM   #3
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Found a set of stock wheels on CL pretty close to me. How much should I offer him, if that's what I end up having to do?

http://slo.craigslist.org/pts/2981113710.html
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:39 AM   #4
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offer him 100...

worst he can say is no... than at that point you can say something else.. a little higher.. go up in 20's
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Found a set of stock wheels on CL pretty close to me. How much should I offer him, if that's what I end up having to do?

http://slo.craigslist.org/pts/2981113710.html
$150-$200 at the most I would say
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I wouldn't have that wheel welded, that's too far gone to try and save.
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glad you are smart enough to not ride on it!

Either pro repair or replacement (id feel safer on a replacement)

Call the guy now, get first on that list and say you are paying cash today. Generally money in hand will get things a little easier.
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I have a set of stock wheels you can have if you come pick them up. They've got tires and I'll even help you swap them when you get to Fresno.
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Or if you want I'm selling my SDRs, you can come pick those up although they won't be free.

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What kind of wheel is that?
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