Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes: 2004 Giant Boulder SE hardtail, 2008 Diamondback Response Sport hardtail, 2008 KHS XC 204 full sus mt bike, 2010 GT GTR Series 3 road bike.
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Slightly bent front rim. What can I do?
I haven't posted here much lately because I've been too busy enjoying my Boulder SE. Anyway, my front rim I believe is slightly bent. It's something you have to really look to notice. Reason I found it is when you hold down the front brake when going pretty fast every rotation there is a hesitation. Being pretty mechanically inclined with vehicles, this feeling felt familiar. On a car when this happens, 90% of the time the rotors are warped. Well, a bike's rim acts as the "rotor."
Let's just cut the BS: How can I straighten it out? Can I just tighten/loosen the spokes in the area of the "kink" to realign it?