Wheel help

The Brewer

Shed Dweller
Location
Wrexham
I hit a big pot hole a couple of weeks back and got a snake bite puncture and it buckled the wheel slightly. I adjusted the spokes and all was okay for about 200miles, then I seemed to hit another pot hole and it snapped a spoke. I replaced the spoke and spent a good hour truing the wheel, but I now seem to have up and down movement (oh er mrs:whistle:)

I guess I'm going to have to loosen everything off and start again...any tips
 

cyberknight

As long as I breathe, I attack.
I would get the LBS to check ifthe rim is still in reasonable nick, i had a similar experience and even though i had the wheel respoked you could see the rim was not round and feel it a bit so in the end i got a new wheel, if its a good wheel might be cheaper to get a new rim.
 
When you say up and down movement, are you referring the the spoke moving up and down or the actual wheel?

Also take a pic of the pothole you hit and try getting something out of your local highways authority.
 
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The Brewer

The Brewer

Shed Dweller
Location
Wrexham
The rim is going up and down as if its move an oval. Thanks for the tip about the taking a pic, worth a try:thumbsup:
Very skint at the moment so it kind of rules out a trip to the LBS....but how how roughly would they charge for a wheel true
 
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The Brewer

The Brewer

Shed Dweller
Location
Wrexham
Spent a couple of hours this morning making things worse :sad:

I've put the cassette on an old Shimano wheel and will get the Easton wheel fixed soon
 

amaferanga

Veteran
Location
Bolton
When truing a wheel you need to work on lateral and radial true-ness. Sounds like you've just been working on it laterally and have goosed the radial true-ness. If you want to learn how to do it properly then Sheldon Brown has a brief but informative article on wheel building that may help.
 

Christopher

Über Member
Radial truing is a long boring painful job. Much harder and more tedious than lateral truing
 

Christopher

Über Member
Hi brewer
Sorry, I should not have said that, it is just a job you have to steadily plug away at and you will get there eventually. It isn't difficult, just takes time.
 
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