Bought a new bike this year, have only 200 miles on it and I don't jump curbs. I wanted to go for a ride Sunday. I decided to spin my wheels to check for trueing before I left and one wheel was way out of true. I flipped the bike upside down on my bench and noticed that I had a broken spoke. Unfortunately all the bike shops were closed, fortunately I noticed it at home. If this happened on the road, I would not have been able to repair it because it was the rear spoke on the side of the cassette. Next day I bought 2 spokes, one for the repair and one extra, only .75 each! How often do spokes break? Is this something I should carry with me and tape to the frame pump and then carry the spoke wrench in my saddle bag? If this happened on the road, would I have done damage to the wheel if I had ridden it home? I carry some duct tape in my saddle bag in case a spoke breaks and I need to take it to another one so it doesn't flop and cause damage.