When is it time to true wheels?

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When is it time to true wheels?

Postby Marv » Thu May 17, 2007 12:07 am

What do you people think is excessive movement?
My rear has a little movement, maybe 2-3mm each revolution.
I would have a go myself but the spokes are blade suckers with the adjustment at the hub.
I tried to move one and the whole spoke started twisting.
Rather have the LBS do it without the damage risk.

So should I just ignore it and wait until she really has a wobble up?

Cheers.
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Postby sogood » Thu May 17, 2007 6:25 am

2-3mm lateral movement would be the time to get it trued properly. Continued riding would mean uneven distribution of stresses.
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Postby LuckyPierre » Thu May 17, 2007 7:31 am

sogood's dead right - at 2-3 mm of wobble, it is time to get it trued.
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Postby Mulger bill » Thu May 17, 2007 9:46 am

X3, 3mm off true will have you breaking spokes soon.

Truing a wheel is a black art, mastered by few. I'm proud to say that years of practice has got me to the stage where I know to just take the damn thing in to the LBS first.
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Postby Marv » Thu May 17, 2007 9:48 am

Thanks crew.

I'm dropping it in on the way to work.
All good.
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Postby Marv » Fri May 18, 2007 7:58 pm

All tweaked free of charge.

Sweet.
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