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Old 08-29-05, 12:32 PM
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truing me wheels.

ok, so i bought a spoke wrench due to the horrible squeaking my wheel was making by hitting the frame. using zinn's book i was able to get it to stop rubbing the frame, but it still wobbles horribly. so, after reading the park tools site, ive got some questions. do i really need to lube the spokes/nipples? and then, should i continue from where the wheel is most out of true and work out from that spot. im using the frame as my truing stand.

any advice, for a first time wheel truer would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-29-05, 12:42 PM
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My first attempt at truing, I was trying to get a wobble out of my back wheel. As it turned out, the bearing nut was loose. After fixing that, I had to start truing all over again.

Just something to check before you get too deep into truing.
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Old 08-29-05, 12:43 PM
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Yoy need a real truing stand to do a perfect job, plus skill & experience. You may never get it perfectly true on the bike since you need to work in 2 dimensions else just when you've got it nicely centered in that bad spot, you sometimes create a 'hop' or 'flat'.

Doing small fixes on the bike is fine, especially when 50 miles from home.

'should i continue from where the wheel is most out of true and work out from that spot' - Yes.
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