Wheel help

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by The Brewer, 28 Jul 2012.

  1. The Brewer

    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
     
  2. cyberknight

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

    Location:
    Land of confusion
    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.
     
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  3. Former User

    Former User Guest

    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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  4. OP
    OP
    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
     
  5. YahudaMoon

    YahudaMoon Über Member

    LBS £5 - £10 or hours doing it yourself ? (Not London prices)

    I do most my bike maintenance though Im useless with buckled wheels
     
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  6. OP
    OP
    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
     
  7. amaferanga

    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.
     
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  8. OP
    OP
    The Brewer

    The Brewer Shed Dweller

    Location:
    Wrexham
    Cheers, I'll have a read:thumbsup:
     
  9. Christopher

    Christopher Über Member

    Radial truing is a long boring painful job. Much harder and more tedious than lateral truing
     
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  10. OP
    OP
    The Brewer

    The Brewer Shed Dweller

    Location:
    Wrexham
    I give bliddy up :smile:

    It not a job for me, will phone the LBS in the morning
     
  11. Christopher

    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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