How to fix a spoke tightening boo-boo?
Posted September 03, 2003 - 11:59 AM
BTW, I got a "lesson" on how much to tighten the spokes from the dealer after I took it to them. They said that it is not too bad out of round so not to really worry about it unless it gets worse. I would just like to get it back straight if I could.
thanks for the help.
Posted September 03, 2003 - 12:11 PM
Posted September 03, 2003 - 12:17 PM
Posted September 04, 2003 - 07:13 AM
Now if it is out of dish it should be easier to fix. To create a cheap truing stand place your bike on a stand. Now get two 16-penny nails and lay them on your swing arm. Slide the nails towards the rim and tape it in place about 2-3 MM from rim do same on other side. Now measure the distance from where the nail first touches the swing arm and the point of the nail. If both look even, spin the wheel what does the rim do? If it rotates and touches one nail the wheel needs to be pulled to the other side. Do this by tightening the spokes on the other side. If a spoke is already really tight you may have to loosen the spokes on the other side in order to allow the wheel to be pulled to the other side. I know this was wheel maintenance 101, but I hope it helps, and remember what you do to one spoke directly affects all others.
Posted September 04, 2003 - 12:04 PM