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Old 02-17-06, 08:04 PM   #1
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what is the best way on straighting a rim? it is not bent a whole lot, doesnt botherme but while im working on the hub i might as well do it if it's easy
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Is the rim bent or simply out of true? A bent rim should be replaced, but if it's just out of true (wobbly), it can be corrected.

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Is the rim bent or simply out of true? A bent rim should be replaced, but if it's just out of true (wobbly), it can be corrected.

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yea it's out of true, i know how to unbend rims where they are bent bad, but i dont know how to find where it's bent when it's out of true
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If it's out of true without being bent, check your spoke tension. One of your spokes might be loose.
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/truing.html
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If it's out of true without being bent, check your spoke tension. One of your spokes might be loose.
how tight should they be/ should have some movement or just straight up stiff and need alot of force to even move a cm?
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The spokes should be tight and also even tension. You pluck them like a guitar string and listen for the note - I think sheldon brown's site tells you what note they should be or just compare with a good wheel.
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The spokes should be tight and also even tension. You pluck them like a guitar string and listen for the note - I think sheldon brown's site tells you what note they should be or just compare with a good wheel.
welll i have it pretty good right now, but thanks for the help, if you could give me the link to that site that would be good. you can emal it to me or w/e


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