Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: LLano, TX
Bikes: 2009 Novara Randonee
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How to check a front wheel for trueness?
At then end of my ride tonight, which was a nice leisurely pace exploring streets in town, I went down a road to test out my new fenders in a low water crossing. Well, the creek was dry for some reason, so I was going to take a short cut to avoid going to the highway since it was dark. I use this shortcut quite often, so its no big deal. Well coming off the paved road, somehow I managed to hit the only rock dead on. It threw me up into the air and off the bike some how, I was still clipped in when I hit the rock and I cant figure how I came unclipped. So after a moment, I checked on my bike, everything seemed ok. I rode the rest of the way home, 1 block and turned the bike upside down and spun the front wheel.
It seems like it got knocked out of round a bit. Is there a way to check it?
The nearest bike shop is 50 miles away and I am hosting a group ride tomorrow night, and I have to work all day tomorrow. SO I wont be able to have it checked out until this weekend at the earliest. I would rather ride that bike because there is quite abit of climbing tomorrow and its geared a lot better than my Trek.