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    Well, now you have one stainless steel spoke and a kelvar tire. You are good to go.
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    Let me see, I have broken 2 spokes on my MTB and 1 on my road bike so far this year. I have also torn one sidewall.

    My brother-in-law broke his seatpost last weekend.

    My riding buddy broke his top tube clean in half.

    Crap, the OP is correct...this factory named China is ripping us all off...

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    carbon fiber wasn't created until the last two decades. does that work for dvierticulitus?

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    Is China responsible for your bad grammar and spelling?

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    Dude you screwed up big time! Why would you pay a shop to fix your wheel when all you had to do was swap the wheel off your Walmart bike? Or can't you figure out how to do that either?
    Miles of agony for moments of ahhh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charles lea View Post
    A trek bike with a broken spoke???
    yes, spokes break, regardless of the brand of bike.

    suggest you get a skateboard, they don't have spokes.
    eff all y'all...

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    Are Treks any good? I want to know 'cos I've got one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel91 View Post
    Are Treks any good? I want to know 'cos I've got one.
    No. No they aren't. Especially the cheap carbon ones that aren't made in Wisconsin.
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    My $1500 mountain bike broke a spoke last year. What a price of trash. I should have just bought a walmart bike.

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    I wonder if you didn't have enough air in the tire, hit a curb or bump on the road too hard, causing the damage.
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    The cheap Trek bikes are made in Taiwan, by Giant. Their wheels are cheap machine built ones. Trek has those bikes mainly for bike shops to have lower priced products that are a small step above the big box junk. Wheels on cheap bikes will be your biggest issue, as usually shop bikes are at least assembled properly.
    So, while your title may sound trollish, I'm not going to insult you. If you're not here to troll, welcome to the forums, and ignore the negative comments. If you are here to troll, well then just go away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charles lea View Post
    sealent is spraying all over my real axle
    At least it wasn't spraying your fake axle.
    worthless made in CHINA
    Like the computer you used to post this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charles lea View Post
    carbon fiber wasn't created until the last two decades. does that work for dvierticulitus?
    Are you trying to relate carbon fiber to diverticulitis?

    Also, I'm interested in hearing about this sealAnt that was reportedly dousing your entire bike (and possibly causing your dementia)...

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    I smell "joke post".

    You guys must be real hungry to bite on this one.
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    Here is your solution, buy a couple of these. Cardboard Bicycle

    Cardboard bicycle 'close to mass production': tough, green and just $20 -- Engadget
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    I am surprised that OP paid the shop to do the repair. I thought that he would demand the shop to cover the cost..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorf411 View Post
    Here is your solution, buy a couple of these. Cardboard Bicycle

    Cardboard bicycle 'close to mass production': tough, green and just $20 -- Engadget
    Keep it away from water, and cats or parrots.

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    I dunno, I have a.couple of trek, never an issue...... but then again, my wheels were more expensive than your bike even on the single speed commuter. The only 375 dollar bike in the garage is a trek (my wife's ) and is 15 years Old and the wheels are true and have never had a flat or a broken spoke
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right......

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    All kidding aside, the most delicate part of inexpensive bikes are the tires and wheels. See, companies are trying to cut costs somewhere so they decide on making a really good frame, then have to save money somewhere.

    Even my 2,500 dollar bicycle had wheels that gave out and developed a crack. No failure, no problems, just a small crack. This was after about 15 thousand miles. I went out and bought a 500 dollar pair of wheels and wham... I'm back on the street again.

    Everything you buy has parts that will wear out... regardless of where it's made. Some of the most worthless crap I've bought has had made in the USA stickers all over it. Some of the best products, like the new ipad, are made in China. China makes good chit.
    With people like Peter P. around, I am done posting on this website. Mean people have driven me off after 9 plus years. Good luck newbies beware.

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    I get the feeling OP bought a branded bike because he thought he was getting quality. He did not realize branded bikes also break. I'm siding with Charles on this one: what's the point of buying a branded bike that breaks and a walmart bike that breaks, if the branded bike is more expensive?

    CreakyKnees' response was the most suitable and I agree.

    OP, sorry to hear about your problem. Live and learn then learn some more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonG View Post
    I blame Obama.
    Did I ever tell you about how Obama has caused me to lose employment? Or that time that Obamacare killed my dog? Terrible. Oh, and my bike spoke broke because of him. I hope Mitt kicks his butt.

    OP, a broken spoke is very common. Also, just because it's made in China doesn't mean it's crap. So watch it.

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    Similar issue

    I had a similar issue with a piece of junk Japanese car. All the reviews were good so I bought one and drove 350 miles and it just stopped! Some red light went on and a needle was pointing to E for Excellent so I thought everything was great. But I couldn't get it to start again. No more cheap Japanese cars again! \

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    Quote Originally Posted by T K View Post
    Complaining about a $375 bike is like complaining your $2 steak was tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonG View Post
    Likely a CL special, which would explain things.

    Edit: then again, there isn't tax on CL so I guess not. Unless the seller told him there was tax and he said OK.

    Ah... Buy cheap, get cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II View Post
    $91 to replace a spoke does sound a bit high though. You could probably have bought a comparable wheel for that much.
    Spoke, truing, tube, tire, and tuneup? That's not bad. For just a spoke? $10 or so is what I pay for a spoke and a true wheel.

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