Spoke Trouble

Spoke Problems – A glorious Autumn day so I headed South into Sussex, in the vague direction of Hastings. I heard a strange clicking noise from the rear offside wheel, so stopped to have a look, expecting to find a nail or something in the tread of the tyre – couldn’t find anything. stopped a second time and could not find anything, so drove on. Third stop I had decided to jack the rear end up and spin the wheel, but as soon as I looked at the wheel I could see the problem, one of the spokes had split. I gave the wheel a really good shake to see if the hub nuts had worked there way loose, but they seemed OK. So it was a gentle trip back to London, listening to the click of the wheel the whole way – luckily I made it back the 100km to the workshop.