The truing stand looks good. From my experience, when you break one spoke, others will break later. Also, one cause of spokes breaking is tightening them too much when the wheel is built. The proper pressure is hard to describe but you feel it by squeezing two parallel spokes together.
Good luck on the wheel, and on your progress to a healthier life.
P.S. If you continue to break spokes, look at having the wheels built with a 4X (four-cross) pattern instead of a 3-cross. The 4X pattern requires longer spokes. You can build them yourself. There's lots of info on wheel building on the web. I've built quite a few in my life.
You usually break spokes on the rear, and then on the sprocket side because of the way the wheel is built.
Last edited by Mike Henderson; 02-08-2011 at 05:11 AM.
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