New Bike ...Lots of questions and pics....

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  • Dveitch8

Posted March 11, 2008 - 07:34 PM


just call around and see if you can get a better price that might be kind of high

  • grayracer513

Posted March 11, 2008 - 07:43 PM


just call around and see if you can get a better price that might be kind of high

An hour and a half per wheel is about right when you're not trying to salvage the spoke sets. I don't think you can get it done for less.

  • bhsballer76

Posted March 12, 2008 - 08:53 AM


well although im not a mechanic im a pretty mechanically inclined individual. Do you think i could get this done by myself with the right tools and some patience? I really dont like to pay for things im capable of doing myself.

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  • grayracer513

Posted March 12, 2008 - 09:49 AM


That depends. Take a look at what's involved and decide for yourself:


  • Ninefish

Posted March 12, 2008 - 11:21 AM


I've worked at bicycle shops for 10 years building wheels. Although mx hoops are a bit more sturdy, it really is an art for truing a wheel. You caould lace them yourself and then take them to the shop for truing. Hr cost goes down.

  • USED YZ426F

Posted March 12, 2008 - 12:49 PM


You can give it a shot, and the link GR posted is pretty good to follow.
I would triple and quadruple check everything to ensure the wheels are true and spokes are tight before you put them back on the bike.
A wheel that isn't straight and true, or a group of spokes that are not torqued correctly can lead to very bad things (wheel potentially coming apart at speed).
Not saying it will if you do the work, but if it does the results can be really ugly.

  • bhsballer76

Posted March 12, 2008 - 02:31 PM


yea, well considering all this i might just leave the wheels as they are. I dont really have time now to right now anyways.

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