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Does loose spokes mean wobbly wheel?

Old 07-05-07, 07:35 PM
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Does loose spokes mean wobbly wheel?

Ok... yeah, I'm a newbie... but learning very fast!

Here's one, and I need an answer like really really soon (tonight).

My bike that I got from the shop with new wheels, hubs, and spokes is now very wobbly in the rear after riding about 10 miles since getting it last Saturday. We checked the spokes and some are so loose you have at least 1 to 2 inches of play from center to outer wiggling it. The wheel is also out of round now.

Please tell me this is because they did a crappy job of securing the spokes to the wheel...

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Old 07-05-07, 07:49 PM
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Take it back to the shop. Don't ride it.
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Old 07-05-07, 08:18 PM
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they did a bad job with that one. Rather quick fix though. Just take it in and they should tighten it and true it if they are nice.
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Thanks guys! Glad I was right.
Yeah, they did a really crappy job there... and it's more than one spoke... it's like at least 4 of them!
JanMM, I see you're from Indiana, so if you're from Northern Indiana you'll know when I say I'm taking it to an Amish bike shop from now on, you'll know what kind of service and quality I'm gonna get!
They take A LOT of pride in what they do... unlike some shops, as it appears.

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No Amish bike shops near Indianapolis.
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