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Hi, first post on the forum although I often browse.

Just noticed the rear wheel on my 700 has the corrosion problem. It's broken in two places where the spokes join the rim. Just wondering if this is repairable, or is it time to buy a new second hand wheel?

Thanks for any advice.

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My choice would be to get rim replaced. That way you know you’ve got a virtually new wheel as opposed to something that might end up the same in a years time. Also, because of this issue used wheels ain’t cheap !
 

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I think I would be worrying about how many of the rest of the spokes are about to pull out! I got a dented alloy wheel replaced on insurance in the past, maybe it would be worth trying a claim for impact damage from a big road bump, if your policy is fully comprehensive?
 

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:oops: New rim for me if that was mine . . . and sooner rather than later

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As others have said, a new rim laced to the hub would be your best option. My guess is that a used wheel in your part of the world would come with similar corrosion built in.
Get it sorted before you ride it any farther.
 
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