Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Spokane WA
Bikes: Seven Axiom Ti, Trek 620, Masi cylocross (steel). Masi Souleville 8spd, Fat Chance Mtn. (steel), Schwinn Triple Bar cruiser, Mazi Speciale Fix/single, Schwinn Typhoon
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If the heads of your spoke are stamped "DT get a black "Park" wrench, if stamped with a "W" for Wheelsmith get a green one most everything else needs a black one, or get a universal wrench, (a steel ring with different size slots cut in it).
Take a look at your rim- spin it on the bike, if the spoke opposite the spot where the rim rubs/nears the brake feels loose or makes a lower pitched sound than the others when it's "strummed" then tighten it. If it's tight opposite the rub spot and in more than one place, then you may be in deep "ca-ca", your wheel may be "sprung".
( It's kinda hard to make this simple enough to understand and not write pages of hints, I've built hundreds of wheels and repaired thousands and don't think about it much- just do it)
Keep trying, talk to people, read books and be one with the library, find some classes, use the search engines like www.askjeeves.com
( I found lots of good stuff there and about many subjects)
I learned, I'm sure you can too.
Ride with your eyes open
Last edited by pat5319; 10-15-01 at 02:12 AM.