I have a 2003 Specialized Hardrock. The bike has the stock Alex DM-20 Rims with Joy-Tech 32 hole hubs. When I spin the wheel with the bike off the ground the wheel gets further and closer to the brake pad as it spins. It is slightly noticable looking just at the rim. Are my rims out of true?
If I want to true them myself I am guessing I need a truing stand? How are the $30-$40 ones performance and nashbar offer? I dont plan on using it too much. I am in college and can't afford a $150 Park unit. I have a spoke wrench that came with a portable Park tool kit I bought. Is there anything else I need.
Also, I have put 1000-1500 miles on the bike since I got it and have ridden through lots of water, salt, etc. Should I consider repacking my hubs while I am at it? What will I need to do this? I know a cone wrench, but what size? Anything else?