So I picked up a 2003 Peugeot Success today for a city commuter. Absolutely love it.
The only comment the seller had was that the back wheel would definitely need trueing, which it absolutely does. Now I've never trued a wheel before and I don't have a trueing stand, but since I don't need this to be accurate to the millimeter, I'd like to try it myself.
I've started - I did start with the tire on, but I've since deflated & removed it and put the rim back on the frame. The wheel is worse than when I started - probably a solid 6-7mm of warp going on right now.
But the situation has me lost. I understand the physics of trueing - the right side spokes (looking from the bottom, bike upside down) pull the tim towards that side when tightened, and if you loosen them a little and tighten the other side, the reverse happens. Makes sense. The problem isn't that I'm just plain turning things the wrong way. Right now the wheel is way off to the right in one area, probably 5 spokes long, but the left side spokes are tight as can be and the right very loose (wouldn't ride on it this way). So I'm lost. I can't tighten the left spokes any further, I already stripped the nipple on one (on the inside edge of the rim, I switched to using a flat head on the inside heads afterwards).
So is the rim just shot? Is there something I'm missing? Any tips would be greatly appreciated, I want to be able to ride this thing some more tomorrow!
Thanks in advance!