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WTF-my new wheels

Old 03-31-06, 08:47 PM
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WTF-my new wheels

I have had my new set of deep vs for not 2 months and only been out on 4 rides and already the front wheel is out of true. I haven't hit any major potholes, haven't slammed into aything. Today after work i notice the front wheel wobbling at 1 pont side to side, hitting my brake pad. WTF! I bought these things because they were suppossed to be bombproof!
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Old 03-31-06, 08:51 PM
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true it up, no big deal. sounds like you got a crummy build, has nothing to do with the rim quality.
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Old 03-31-06, 09:07 PM
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still pisses me off!
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Old 03-31-06, 09:23 PM
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things settle. maybe the spokes weren't seated.

it really isn't that big of a deal.
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Old 03-31-06, 09:29 PM
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I know its not a "big deal". It's just another thing I have to go take care of tommorrow. SOrry for ranting. Its just spring fever.
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Old 03-31-06, 09:30 PM
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Indeed; you probley got a bad build. I've known guys to drop a few hundred on rims, then have them taco on the first trip.

One thing you need to remember is that nothing is bomb proof. Bieng a trials rider, and "urban assult" rider, is I go through parts like there is no tomarrow.
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Old 03-31-06, 09:41 PM
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Have a qualified wheel builder check the tension on the spokes. If it was machine made (ie. mass produced) then chances are the spoke tension is too low.
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Old 03-31-06, 09:47 PM
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did you have them shipped to you? you should always true wheels after shipping them.
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Old 03-31-06, 09:52 PM
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yes they were shipped.
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Old 03-31-06, 09:55 PM
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skanking ... everytime something goes out of wack.. you get bummed.. you should get one of those copenhagen rental bikes.. i dont think they even get flats.. perfect?
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Old 03-31-06, 09:58 PM
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I blame the porkpie helmet.
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Old 03-31-06, 10:35 PM
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I really don't think there is anything wrong with the wheels or the build. That is just the way it is with new wheels. Every time I get a new wheel/ set I bring it/ them in to get trued after the first couple weeks. After that they should be good for a while. You just have to let them settle. In fact I just had new wheels built with Mavic Open Pros and Phil hubs and the guys that put them together at Bike Works (a very reputable shop in NYC) told me to come back in a couple weeks to get them re-trued. So I wouldn't worry, it seems pretty normal to me.
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Old 03-31-06, 11:30 PM
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like guitar strings, dude!
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Originally Posted by sloppy robot
like guitar strings, dude!
haha, thats exactly how I think of my spokes when I'm truing up my wheels.
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Old 04-01-06, 08:49 AM
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yeah, most shops tell you to come back in a couple of weeks and get your wheels trued after a build.
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aluminum is a wierd metal, stiff and soft at the same time. **** settles, spokes make their own grooves in the hib, I/E seating. and that in turn, throws the spoke tension off by say like a good half a rotation of a spoke wrench sometimes.

spokes also settle into the rim too. It's not like they're not going to break in, or find their own way of stretching or anything.

this really is a given.

there's nothing to vent about, so chillax. It's all good.
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