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Old 11-13-04, 05:38 PM   #1
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Out of True Question

My rear wheel on my road bike is just a tiny bit out of true, and I'm kind of broke as far as getting it trued at the lbs. Is it a big deal to ride on it, is it dangerous? Thanks in advance for your help.
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It depends how out of true it really is. If it is rubbing against your brakes then you should get it fixed, but my wheel was out of true for a while, and nothing bad seemed to happen to it. But if it is a lot out of true, then it might be doing damage to parts of the wheel ect. True it yourself.

Rear wheels are the hardest to true, because they are difficult to get off your bike, but you just need a truing rench and find the spot where the wheel is out of true, mark it with something and follow instructions on this site:

http://http://www.parktool.com/repai...x_truing.shtml
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if its only a tiny bit out of true buy a spoke wrench (6-7 dollars) and true it yourself using the pads. It doesnt sound like its really out of true so i wouldnt worry too much
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