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Old 07-15-06, 02:23 AM   #1
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true wheels

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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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Old 07-15-06, 03:30 AM   #2
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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?


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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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Old 07-15-06, 11:35 AM   #3
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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.

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