Front wheel repair?

open topic, for anything cycling related.

Front wheel repair?

Postby generalyuehfei » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:26 am

Transporting my MTB on the weekend on the bike rack attached to a tow bar, I managed come down a little hard when going over one of those mammoth speed humps in Sydney. I saw the bike swing backwards.

Checked it out at home and spinning the front wheel there is a definite sideways kink to what I estimate a couple mm's. I haven't taken it out to check for how much vibration yet although was wondering whether these can be repaired?

The wheel is a Weinmann Disc Taurus 2000 Double Wall Black (judging by the spec sheet).

Regards, Nick
generalyuehfei
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:08 am

by BNA » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:46 am

BNA
 

Postby sogood » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:46 am

Depends. If the rim was platically deformed by the impact, then no amount of truing by spokes would fix that. You may be lucky but you'll need a wheel builder to assess that. Don't forget to check both the lateral and radial trueness.
Bianchi, Ridley, Montague, GT, Garmin and All things Apple :)
RK wrote:And that is Wikipedia - I can write my own definition.
User avatar
sogood
 
Posts: 16796
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:31 am
Location: Sydney AU

Postby Mr888 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:21 pm

I've been able to repair a few wheels with a panel beater's hammer. It will depend on the severity of the kink, but in most cases repairing a bad kink will result in a flat spot on the rim.

Luckily for you, this will not be a problem since you're using disk brakes. 8)
It's the Vibe, It's the Constitution, It's Mabo...it's all that...
User avatar
Mr888
 
Posts: 409
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:06 pm
Location: Glenwood to Sydney CBD

Postby generalyuehfei » Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:41 pm

Thanks for the replies. I have good news

The bike shop will repair the wheel as part of their free servicing agreement for purchasing the bike. I reckon it will be repairable as it is only a few mm's and as Mr888 said, yep disc brakes hence should be ok.

Regards, Nick
generalyuehfei
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:08 am


Return to General discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: antigee, CalvinAndHobbes, jasonc



Support BNA
Click for online shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Cycling Express Cycling Express
Ebay Ebay AU
ProBikeKit ProBikeKit UK
Evans Cycles Evans Cycles UK
JensonUSA Jenson USA
JensonUSA Competitive Cyclist