I got my truing stand today and I was messing around with it a little bit. I came across something that made me cringe...
Imagine you are standing next to the rim, looking at the sidewalls of the rim as well as all of the spokes. Well, there's one point in my rim there it buldges outward quite a bit. I at first thought those particular spokes were just entirely too loose, and the rest of the rim was too tight... making this buldge out since the loose spokes would essentially mean longer spokes.
*This picture shows the buldge in the rim hitting the gauge.*
*This picture shows the space between the gauge and the rim. This is how it should be.*
*This picture shows the rim hitting the gauge again.*
*This picture if you notice, there's a line in the rim... which tells us this is where the two pieces came together to make the rim whole. Hmmm... could this mean something?*
*Rim hitting, again.*
BTW, if anybody knows where you can get free hosting for videos around 4-5 megs I can show a 10-15 second video of exactly what it's doing...
With that being said, what can we do? I go to the beach in a week and believe it or not I was most excited about waking up in the morning to ride bike on the boardwalk.