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Old 04-04-05, 02:44 AM
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loose spokes + true wheel = new rim?

Hi all,
I had an accident last week (no car involved, just stupid urban planning and a lot of rain), resulting in an un-true wheel. I took it into my mechanic, and he trued it out pretty well. I was happy to be riding again until I started to clean the drivetrain and braking surfaces. I found that the spokes were all in variable states of tension. Like, one would be super tight while a spoke five nipple down would be loose. But the wheel is pretty much true with only a few millimeters of variation.
I've heard that this means my rim is screwed and I need a new rim.
Is this true?
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