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Old 08-09-11, 08:25 AM
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Wheel Truing How To

I did a search and found nothing.

Is there anyone on here that has, or can, show us how to true a wheel? IE: The science behind it, how to, what tools, and such.

And can it be done on the bike or does one need the wheel vice that you see them use at LBS?

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Never mind, I found a great acticle on just this very subject. Allow me to share!

https://mikesbikes.com/how-to/wheel-t...sics-pg159.htm
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Sheldon Brown has a pretty good guide
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can it be done on the bike?
Yes, but .. NB: reaching across the hub to the far side of the wheel,
you flip your perspective too, tightening the nip is CCW.

OTOH, for tightening a spoke, near side, it's CW.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob
Yes, but .. NB: reaching across the hub to the far side of the wheel,
you flip your perspective too, tightening the nip is CCW.

OTOH, for tightening a spoke, near side, it's CW.
Sorry but could you clarify your abbreviations please? Sorry!
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CCW= Counterclockwise
CW= Clockwise
OTOH = on the other hand
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Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975
Sorry but could you clarify your abbreviations please? Sorry!
CW = clockwise, CCW = counter
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One more thing, where can one get a set of wheel truing wrenches?
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Thanks guys!
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Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975
One more thing, where can one get a set of wheel truing wrenches?
Any bike shop should have them
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