missing spoke?

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#1
I've just realized my rear rim is missing one spoke, is this unsafe or could I get away with riding it?
 
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My dads bike has a missing spoke on the back rim. I couldn't find a replacement for it. I rode the bike for a year, and it hasn't bent or hurt anything.The only thing is that the rim has a much greater chance of bending in that spot where there is no spoke. Just make sure you put some silicone in the hole so no dirt and crap gets in there and pops your tube. Try to fix it(replace with a new one), next time you change your tire.:)
 
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#4
I've been missing a spoke on my rear rim for 2 years now. I keep meaning to get it fixed but I forget about it. Its on a KDX and it has been no problem.
Keith