Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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Originally Posted by kyle!
so i got a lame flat yesterday and i noticed my back wheel is a little, just a little bent or un-true or false or whatever you would call it.
- does it normally cost a lot to get wheels trued?
- the bend is not very dramatic at all, would it still be a bad idea to ride on it?
Not very expensive to get wheels retrued, but I cannot quote you prices. Us memebrs can give you an idea on this
If a wheel is out of true- then strain is put on the spokes. Loose spoke here will mean a tight spoke somewhere else. This can, if it is a severe out of true lead to spoke failure and wheel failure. Don't want to worry you as I have run out of true wheels for lenghthy periods of time with no ill effect.
A wheel retrue will, give the wheel extra strength. All the spokes retensioned, spokes checked for damage and replaced, and the rim cheched for damage aswell. I normally take the small wobbles out of my wheels with no problem but every year or so I take them back to my wheelbuilder and it is like having a new wheel again.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.