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Old 03-17-10, 09:46 AM
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Need Some Wheel help

So i had never worked on a wheel before, aside from like a tube change, and really ****ed up my wheel. I was doing some truing on a new kilo tt front wheel and it seems i "expanded the wheel?" Its bad to the extent the wheel wont even spin because the tire is rubbing on the fork so bad. Any help would be appreciative and also thanks in advance.
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Old 03-17-10, 09:58 AM
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It's hard to understand what has happened by your description. Can you post some photos?
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do you have the proper tools?
maybe search mechanics forum, park tools website or sheldon brown website?
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Try this:

1. Loosen every single nipple until you can see just one thread on the spoke.
2. Starting at the valve hole, gradually (1/2 turn at a time) tighten each nipple by the same amount. It's going to take several times around the wheel to bring the spokes up to tension but don't try to speed the process by doing too much at once.
3. True the wheel by tightening and loosening opposing pairs of spokes by an equal amount.

Alternative, take the whole wheel to somebody who knows what he's doing.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Try this:

Alternative, take the whole wheel to somebody who knows what he's doing.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Try this:

1. Loosen every single nipple until you can see just one thread on the spoke.
2. Starting at the valve hole, gradually (1/2 turn at a time) tighten each nipple by the same amount. It's going to take several times around the wheel to bring the spokes up to tension but don't try to speed the process by doing too much at once.
3. True the wheel by tightening and loosening opposing pairs of spokes by an equal amount.

Alternative, take the whole wheel to somebody who knows what he's doing.

well its a learning experience. i plan on replacing the wheels eventually so in the mean time i'll try and just fix the one i have. i will definitely try this out though.

also pic in a sec
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Originally Posted by ironpuppy13 View Post
well its a learning experience. i plan on replacing the wheels eventually so in the mean time i'll try and just fix the one i have. i will definitely try this out though.

also pic in a sec
I have the silver bullet for you: Sheldon Brown's step by step instructions on how to true a wheel.

And with this, the thread can be locked, because the final word hath been uttered.
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