My front and rear brakes both keep rubbing on the rim and there is a lot of brake marking on the rim. I thought it was a brake issue, but upon closer review, I notice that especially the back rim isn't spinning straight, it seems to "wobble" sort of, so on certain parts of a revolution, it gets closer to one side and rubs more on one of the brakes.
I'm guessing the rim is bent, possibly because I rode on a bumpy sidewalk a few times. I purchased my specialized crossroads '04 about a month ago in NJ before I moved to Washington, DC, and I don't know if this is covered by my 1 year warranty. I also didn't get the 1 month tuneup, since the store I purchased it from is in NJ and I'm in DC.
Does anyone from DC, or anyone in general know if this is covered under the warranty, or if I can carry over the warranty/tune up stuff over to this store? What would be the best way to do this - go to a specialized store and ask them, or contact specialized directly?
Also, should I stop riding the bike so it won't get worse?
Thank you all