Hows it going. First post on this forum, but familiar with others. You can classify me as the noob with a cheap mountain bike. Anyway, when truing my wheels, I used the screwdriver tap and listen technique, and noticed that one of the spokes was plain dead. I tried tightening the spoke to give it tension, but it literally does nothing. The spoke is almost as "tight" as possible, and it has not tensed and does not make a difference to the truing of the wheel. Is this a common problem, and is there a fix other than to buy a bike over $800?