Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Sometimes it's best to leave bad enough alone. The wheel has thousands of miles on it with no problem, and if you hadn't looked might easily have thousands more.
But since you looked, and probably can't live with this blemish, simply loosen one of the uncrossed spokes (the outer is easier), slip it under it's mate and bring it back to true. Since this is a NDS spoke with only about 60-70% of the tension of it's neighbors there'll be no consequence to this method.
If you're a total purist you can do this in the frame, with a wedge between the drive side and chainstay at the spoke so the rim can't move over raising the load on neighboring spokes. It's totally unnecessary to do it this way, but if you're unduly concerned and considering loosening the whole wheel, this should satisfy any purist cravings, saving you unnecessary work.
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