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Old January 25th, 2009, 11:19 AM   #1
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My front and rear wheels have a slight wobble. It's bad enough that I had to disconnect the front brakes. Do I need to buy new ones or can I find a shop to straighten them back out?
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Old January 25th, 2009, 11:28 AM   #2
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Old January 25th, 2009, 11:44 AM   #3
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I blew out a few spokes when i hit a jump and my right foot unclipped then my heel get sucked into the spokes taking out 3 of them and bending 6. ( I had to disco the bake to get off the trail) Village Bike Shop here in GR did a great job, and for $20 made my wheel new. Granted the video should be your first bet, but any good bike shop should be able to fix this in their sleep.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 12:41 PM   #4
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That looks pretty easy. Thank you guys.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 12:45 PM   #5
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be careful doing it yourself! if you dont know what you are doing you can do more harm than good. if you bring it to a shop most only charge approx. $10 dollars to true a wheel. when i worked at a bike shop i saw ALOT of customers try to true there own wheels and end up ruining them.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 12:58 PM   #6
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I may just let the pros take this one if it's only around $20 hopefully. This is all step 1 towards a healthy new year.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 01:05 PM   #7
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if you were closer i would do it for ya but battle creek is a bit of a drive! it isnt that hard to get it straight yourself but it is dificult to get the tensioning correct so it will stay straight.
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Most people get them too tight and break spokes.
In a bike shop when you sell a spoke wrench, it means you get 5 true jobs and a wheelset sold.
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Most people get them too tight and break spokes.
most people dont realize that when you tighten one side you have to loosen the other side or vice-versa. they get it straight and go put a little stress on it and they end up bending again. they also dont realized the wheel needs to stay round.
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Mike, take the bike to Breakaway Bicycles, Alfred E, or Custer Cyclery. Whatever you do, no NOT take it to Zoo City Cycles.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 08:14 AM   #11
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Truing wheels is a bit of a bitch. Take it to the shop.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 09:07 AM   #12
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Too bad you're so far away. I love to true wheels. I also love building them.
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Too bad you're so far away. I love to true wheels. I also love building them.
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My Stans Flow rims are on their way for my new wheels!!!!
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Old January 27th, 2009, 12:00 PM   #14
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My Stans Flow rims are on their way for my new wheels!!!!
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Noice. Have you been able to ride all winter? I was thinking this morning that it sure is going to be nice when spring comes, even though I love winter.
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Noice. Have you been able to ride all winter? I was thinking this morning that it sure is going to be nice when spring comes, even though I love winter.
For the most part. That pic was taken in early December. Most of the trails around here sit on a lot of clay so even a little rain closes the trails for a couple days, so Ive got to be able to hit the trails when they are open, that means the bike lives in the jeep with a pair of shorts, shoes and helmet. I love it here!
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For the most part. That pic was taken in early December. Most of the trails around here sit on a lot of clay so even a little rain closes the trails for a couple days, so Ive got to be able to hit the trails when they are open, that means the bike lives in the jeep with a pair of shorts, shoes and helmet. I love it here!
Yeah, I love it there too. Great place. If I wasn't in Michigan, that'd be a strong possibility. A few years back I was very set on living there.
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