My rim started wobbling pretty badly all of a sudden last week. I left it in the garage, bummed out from the wobble and the weather (snow, rain, cold, high winds). I tried to true the rim last night, and this spoke popped out when I was squeezing the spokes to see which ones were loose. I think the rim was cracked because I didn't have to squeeze very hard and it popped out. Good thing this didn't happen on the road. I ordered a Velocity Dyad rim today. I'm tired of screwing around with rims. Someday I'll order a 40-spoke rim from Peter White Cycles (link is on my blog link list). He offers a lifetime guarantee on rims he recommends for my style of riding and if he builds them.
I rode this baby today for 3 hours. I forgot what a great bike this is. It wouldn't work for touring, but I'm thinking about using it for my commute this week. I'll need to transfer my lights, and I won't be able to carry much. But I bet I'll get to work quicker!
This was my triathlon bike back in the mid-80's. Notice the subdued grey - not the bright red and yellow or bright pink and yellow crap popular back then.