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Old 06-09-05, 01:24 PM
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slight wobble in rear wheel

there appears to be a slight wobble on my rear wheel of my bike where everytime the wheel comes around it hits slightly rubs against the brakes. is ther a way to fix this or would i have to buy new rims?

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ps: i am new to biking so i dont know what to do.
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Old 06-09-05, 01:32 PM
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Sounds like a slight buckle in the wheel. These are (fortunately) very easy to repair. If you're new to the biking lark, just take the wheel or even the whole bike down to your LBS who will be happy to true it for you so that your wheel runs minus its wobble. It'll take him around 3 minutes if it's a decent job, maybe even less.

What sort of bike do you ride, by the by?
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Old 06-09-05, 02:21 PM
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You can alos buy a spoke wrench for a few dollars and "true" the wheel yourself. It is fairly easy, and probably a good skill to learn. You can learn more about here - http://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html. This page centers on wheel building as a whole but the principal of truing the wheel is the same.

Essentially you tighten the spokes on the side of the rim you want it to come towards, or loosen the spokes on the side of the wheel that is rubbing. Sometimes both. So if your wheel is rubbing to the right, you would tighten the spokes that go to the left side of the wheel.
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Originally Posted by jdarrin
You can alos buy a spoke wrench for a few dollars and "true" the wheel yourself. It is fairly easy, and probably a good skill to learn. You can learn more about here - http://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html. This page centers on wheel building as a whole but the principal of truing the wheel is the same.

Essentially you tighten the spokes on the side of the rim you want it to come towards, or loosen the spokes on the side of the wheel that is rubbing. Sometimes both. So if your wheel is rubbing to the right, you would tighten the spokes that go to the left side of the wheel.

Agreed, although there is a degree of delicacy to truing wheels. If you have a rather expensive bike orexpensive rims, I would suggest picking up a yard-sale junker to 'practice' on.
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What sort of bike do you ride, by the by?[/QUOTE]


Thanks alot for the help ill be able to take it to the shop this weekend. I ride a giant boulder se.
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