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I broke a spoke on the drive side of my rear wheel (Ksyium SL). The spoke broke at the nipple. The threaded spoke holder is undamaged. Any tips to replacing these?

Should I put something on the threads?

Should some type of lube be applied where the spoke interfaces with the threaded holder?
 

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when you get the spoke, you'll see that the nipple is attached. i'd use some spoke freeze or something similar. they're generally pretty easy to true.
 

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cxwrench said:
when you get the spoke, you'll see that the nipple is attached. i'd use some spoke freeze or something similar. they're generally pretty easy to true.
I'd go the other way and use grease on the nipple's threads - I find those wheels to seize nipples more frequently than shake them loose especially on the higher tension drive-side. A good quality very light Loctite (641) would be fine, but I think the DT Spoke Freeze might be a little much.

Also put a dab of grease on the inside of the nipple where it rotates on the spoke - this will make it much easier to true :thumbsup:
 
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