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Old 08-18-06, 06:30 AM   #1
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Tool for truing Rolf wheels with internal nipples

Ok so I just got a set of tubular Rolf wheels which have internal spoke nipples. Since I don't have tires currently mounted I want to make them as true as possible before I glue...what tool is used on this? LBS said they have a hex head wrench that goes down in the rim...is this a standard size that I will be able to find or do I have to take these in (I am not overly trusing my LBS for wheel stuff)?
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I'm sure that Rolf sells a tool for this.

It's more important to be sure the spokes are all even tension than for the rims to be true. Just pluck them all and see that they all make a similar tone. If they are significantly different, then you should have the wheel serviced. I would email Rolf to find an authorized shop if you're not comfortable doing it yourself. It's not magic though.
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Huh? Wheel trueness isn't important? These wheels are from the Trek era of Rolf...I am a bit torn with who to take them to and would rather do it myself.
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Fits most wheels using 3/16" nipples (except Rolf Vector Pro)
So I have Vector Pros...next thought?
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Ok so the answer to this question is that a 3/16" nut driver is the correct tool. I got a craftsman 3/16" nut driver from Sears and it works perfectly.

And to top it of the wheel was much easier to true than I assumed it would be. Got the front damn near perfect in about 10 min (it wasn't out much but I wanted it to be as close to perfect as possible)...now to tackle the rear.
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Huh? Wheel trueness isn't important? These wheels are from the Trek era of Rolf...I am a bit torn with who to take them to and would rather do it myself.
If the rims are reasonably true (+/- 1.5mm), then even tension is more important. Much more important.
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