Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Melbourne - Australia
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Yep what MichaelW said. I have a spoke wrench, and even take it on my rides just in case the rear wheel gets a bit buckled. Its a cheap option, and will save you money instead of getting the bike shop to do it. Bikes with 'V-Brakes' will notice and are sensitive to small buckles due to the pad rubbing so a spoke wrench is a nice little tool to have on you.
This is mine:
This nifty tool is only 5cm in length and I obtained it for just $15AUD from my LBS.
Parktool have an excellent description to follow for truing the wheel here.
You can do this buy keeping the wheel on the bike, just take the tyre and tube off first, and if you have a 'v-brake' setup, you can easily spot out the 'un-true' parts.