I’m going from about 3 posts a week to an average of one lately for lots of reasons, I’m working more, but I’m also not real fired up for riding now. Happens every year in late summer, I actually got my model train out this year. But I have a wheel problem to contend with as well.
Back around August 2010, so very close to 3 years ago I bought a Ksyrium Elite rear wheel from Nashbar for around 250 dollars. I literally have a pile of broken back wheels from mountain and road bikes in my basement. When you weigh 285 pounds and you ride hard your back wheel suffers. My weight was done around 240 when I bought the Ksyrium, which has 20 rear spokes and truth be told I expected it to blow up in a few rides and be boxed back to Nashbar.
Well 3 years and probably close to 10,000 miles later the wheel is cracked. I’ve been noticing a little clickity noise on every wheel rotation that I knew was in the wheel, though I expected to find a loose spoke. When I finally got up to courage to hunt it down I found a cracked rim instead.