Hey everyone. I had posted a couple weeks ago about my front brakes having problems on my 7.3FX. Well, as it turns out, there were two problems. First the return springs were shot and my front wheel needs truing. I just got my Deore v-brakes in the mail so that solves the brake problem. However, I completely overlooked the wheels because I had did a mini truing after abour 500 miles of riding. I figured the machine built wheels weren't going to be perfect, but they were pretty spot on. This was all based on me eyeballing the wheels. I'm overseas and I don't have a truing stand. However, after 2200 miles, stuff has changed. So my question is this: How reliable are these wheels on the lower end FX series bikes? I have actually taken the bike in to the bike shop on base to have them trued, but I want to know if these wheels are reliable or if I should look into getting a cheap replacement. By cheap I mean something along the lines of $200. I like the bike, but I got it for $500 brand new and I would rather not spend more than what it is worth to keep it going. Thanks everyone!
Edit: Also, is a wheel truing the same as a wheel "alignment?" The clerk at the bike shop had no idea what wheel truing was and I pretty much had to explain it to her, and then she said, "Oh you mean alignment?" She said she would let the mechanic know and the bike should be done tomorrow. I am crossing my fingers.