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    true wheels

    hey.

    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?


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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle!
    hey.

    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?


    what?! goulet....
    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.
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    Just ride it but check on the spokes too see if they get looser. If they get to lose for you to ride on just buy a new one.
    Last edited by kyletuck; 08-05-06 at 07:43 PM.

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