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Old 03-15-09, 04:21 AM
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egg shaped wheel or tyre?

hello as you all know i built my rear wheel with a sun rim big city and odyssey hazard lite hub. but now there is a egg shape in the wheel or the tyre.. one of the two and i dont know which one.. could somone help me to find out weather its the rim or the tyre i havent been mashing the wheel and jumping of of massive sets but i have been jamming my foot as a break so this make me think it is the tyre.. but if it is the rim can you get it fixed? or is it done for good. cheers
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Old 03-15-09, 05:30 AM
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The problem is most likely a tire that isn't seated properly although it could be the rim. Firstly spin the wheel while taking a close look at the rim adjacent to the brake blocks. How true is the rim? Is it hopping up and down?

If its not the rim take a close look at the tire. At the point where it is highest or lowest does the bead of the tire, near the rim look as though its seated properly.

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Old 03-15-09, 12:16 PM
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A foot is not a break. If you think it is then you probably shouldn't be concerned about how well your wheels ride.
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Old 03-15-09, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by tailwhip169 View Post
hello as you all know i built my rear wheel with a sun rim big city and odyssey hazard lite hub. but now there is a egg shape in the wheel or the tyre.. one of the two and i dont know which one.. could somone help me to find out weather its the rim or the tyre i havent been mashing the wheel and jumping of of massive sets but i have been jamming my foot as a break so this make me think it is the tyre.. but if it is the rim can you get it fixed? or is it done for good. cheers
Rotate the wheel and look at where the pads are near the rim. Visual inspection tells you if the wheel is out of true or of it's just the tire. Or both.
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Old 03-15-09, 12:45 PM
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I've had similar problems before. The tube got a little out of place. deflate and move things around a little bit, then re-inflate. Repeat till problem is fixed
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Old 03-15-09, 01:42 PM
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I also had a similar problem on a wide Specialized crossroads tire(for a hybrid). After checking, and re-mounting,etc,etc(and I have built some pretty good wheels in my day), I realized the rear tire was actually"egged", as you described! It does happen!..Got rid of that tire, and,replaced it, and the wheel is fine!
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Old 03-16-09, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by sooprvylyn View Post
A foot is not a break. If you think it is then you probably shouldn't be concerned about how well your wheels ride.
My frame came to me brand new orderd without break mounts so i dont have a break cuse one they are annoying and two they rip paint of your rim so i obviously do care about my rear wheel thanks also what else can i use my hands?
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Originally Posted by sooprvylyn View Post
A foot is not a break.
It will if you use it as a brake.

People please learn the difference between break and brake. Did you even pass jk?
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