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    Hi hope all are doing great On my Jeunet single speed I am using the wheels that came on it so I would think they are as old as the bike. They are steel rims with normandy hubs. The rear wheel spins straight and true no problems. The front wheel however is out of sorts. I did the best I could to get it straight and it is not bad just not as good as it could be. When I ride the front wheel spokes pop, creak make more noise at times than I like. Should I just replace it, or should I take it to a bike shop and have them do what they can ? I'd like to keep it. Could I replace the spokes ?
    any and all help would be great!!!


    again thanks a ton

    rc

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    If you end up replacing the spokes you should just go and replace the steel rim too. Although if the rim is still in good condition then maybe the shop can true and tension it. What kind of condition are the spokes and rim in? Are they really rusty?

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    Hi thanks

    No they are in good shape. The wheel is just not as true as it should be.

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    Last edited by rc50; 10-22-08 at 03:02 PM. Reason: add pic

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    The shop should be able to re tension and true it then. There is also a lot of information on the net about truing wheels. Either route is a good one. I like doing my own work so I get to learn new things. I'm also cheap. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rc50 View Post
    Hi thanks

    No they are in good shape. The wheel is just not as true as it should be.

    rc
    1) there is no pic
    2) Consider getting a modern aluminum rimmed wheel for the front. A truing is probably going to be $10-$20, assuming none of the spokes are seized/nippples not rounded off. A new front wheel on a generic hub and decent rim, machine built should run you $40-$50.

    I highly recommend getting a new wheel. Steel rim brakes sub par when dry, and extremely crappy when wet.
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    +1 for a new aluminum wheel. you know it will be true, easier to retrue if it gets bent and mostly for braking performance. steel really suck when wet to the point of excessive vibration and major saftey issue. they are cheaper than you'd think for generic hubs and if you got the extra bucks, get a new rear as well. then both wheels will be true and with far better braking surfaces. betcha you can find a set for about a hundred bucks. but ifyou know you won't want to upgrade the rear later, then go with one.

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