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Old 09-26-08, 10:24 AM   #1
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rear wheel trueing

Do you have to remove the cassette to true the rear wheel when,using a trueing stand? Thanks in advance...this is the best bike forum Ive ever seen..
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Old 09-26-08, 10:27 AM   #2
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I don't imagine you would need to. I don't have a truing stand but when I true my wheels up, I just pad the floor a bit to keep my saddle and shifters from getting scratched and damaged and turn the bike upside down. Really handy as you can use the brakes (assuming you don't have disc brakes) to check for trueness and dish.
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No, you don't have to. Why create more work than you need to? (As I'm always telling the other guys in the shop.)
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You don't have to, but according to Murphy's Law if you don't remove it you will have to replace at least one spoke... from the drive side, of course.
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A good mechanic/wrench always takes apart more then he needs to just for the fun and practice of doing it. I grew up taking things apart. Eventually I learned to put some of them back together without having very many left over parts. I do have a great supply of parts in my leftover parts bin. But what-the-heck. When I figure out what they are for maybe I can use them on some other bike.
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A good mechanic/wrench always takes apart more then he needs to just for the fun and practice of doing it

That is if you're not getting paid for doing it. A good shop mechanic will do the minimum necessary to compmlete a job. Less time = more money made. I do agree with the sentiment though.
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The answer is no, not unless you are replacing spokes. Unless it is one of those boutique wheel with nipples at the hub. Then I am not sure but still would not think so.
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wheel trueing

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