In the current climate, I'm tempted to use "deluge" as "visitation" has already been taken.
After several years without, I have suffered 3 broken spokes in ~150 miles over the last 10 days:
1) Drive side spoke on a "factory built" Roval Fusee - I attribute this to the aluminium hex nipples which are all showing aluminium oxide like powder around the spoke threads and several are fused (on a Fusee, gettit?
2) Front spoke on a lightly used, one year old Harry Rowland 28H Ambrosio hub/Excellight with Alpina spokes at the spoke bend
3) Non-drive side rear spoke on the same set of Rowland but 32H Alpina/Ambrosio/Excellights also at the spoke bend
#2 I can put down to the rider's excess weight and enthusiasm but #3 puzzles me, I'm starting to wonder if the spokes come from a faulty batch
Dare I ride again? Time to hide some spare spokes in the seat post?