Join Date: Oct 2005
Bikes: Custom Winter, Challenge Seiran SL, Fuji Team Pro, Cattrike Road/Velokit, РOS hybrid
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Twisting CF spokes
Last week, I hit a hole and knock my Spinergy Xaero Lite wheels out of true. Since I'd picked them up as part of a used bike, I didn't realize that to true them, you have to take the tires off and true them from the inside. I just grabbed the splines with an ordinary wrench and twisted the spokes.
How bad is it to twist the spokes? Do I need to loosen everything and rebuild the wheel?
Now that I know what I was supposed to do, I bought a few new spokes to replace the ones with screwed up splines and I bought the tools I need to perform adjustments so I won't be stripping splines again. However, it will be much easier to replace a few spokes than it would be to start again from scratch, but I'm wondering if I need to bite the bullet.