I guess this is the correct subforum to post this picture.
I noticed that my rear wheel became out of true and started fixing by checking spoke tension - and noticed this.
The bike is rideable, but I think it is not safe in such condition. Hope this is covered by the warranty.
The only question that I have - why do they make those big holes in the flanges? - as if to weaken them =( No other purpose unless they were trying to save some weight.
Holy Geez how in the world did you tear a hub apart?! Which model strida do you have? because my Strida 5.0 16 inch wheel hub has these funny elongated holes which two spokes go into each one but didn’t have extra holes between like that though. Never had a problem with them but then I moved onto the 18 inch wheels and the hub on those have no empty hole spacing all spoke holes only. It’s a solid piece of metal and after 4000km’s on them they’re still fine luckily . I did 2000km’s on the other one before i upgraded (2k a year of commuting). But yeah i’d contact ming about that to let them know about your model so they can offer replacements. You basically need a new hub and relacing a wheel isn’t the most fun if you don’t have the equipment.
If I stayed on my 16 inch rims I would have upgraded to those Strida LT mag wheels! no more spokes to break!
Once again, I’ve checked ten (10) original Strida wheels (three 18" wheelsets and two 16" wheelsets) -
ALL of them had (more or less) loose spokes…
Slutty built wheels over years?
If you mean original Strida wheels you’re right, but
It should be said officially that the most durable combination has to be that of a 16" rim, 36 spokes and an 18" hub.
(Optimal spoke pattern has to be discussed…)
A disadvantage of 18" wheels might also be the small amount of fitting tyres.
Suffered the same fate. Broken rear hub because of over tension. The mechanic didn’t notice that part of the flange was already torn. I had to buy a fresh set of wheels. Fortunately, there’s a guy who needs the front wheel so we split the bill.
Now, the new wheel is untrue. It must be my weight (170 lbs) and poor road conditions.
I just hope Ming would come up with a better hub design or replace my broken hub.