Ok – here’s a question and a repair issue with an example for all the bike gurus who work on bikes:
I took my bike to the local shop and purchased the $60 tune-up – that includes brakes, cables, chain, derailleur adjustments, etc. as well as a truing of the wheels. I also had Gatorskin tires put on for $45 each plus $10 per tire for installation. I was out of town, so I didn’t have time to do all of this myself.
My wife picked up the bike on Friday, I returned yesterday and rode today. 28 miles into the ride, I blew a spoke on the front wheel.
Is it coincidental? The bike shop said: $25 for a truing of the tire, $1.50 for the new spoke (and they don’t have the correct one but can make one work), and the truing had nothing to do with the problem.
Opinions? I had ridden 300 miles on the bike previous to the tune-up. I’ve never broken a spoke before.
Thanks in advance.