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    Senior Member TWBigBlake's Avatar
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    Spoke adjustments - Wheel out of true

    Anyone been through this before? Wheel has a little wobble and is out of true, requiring spoke adjustments.

    Any good videos that walk the process through easily?

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    Sorry, no help here. I imagine it is thoroughly covered on YouTube....

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    This is a good reputable video...



    I donít have the fancy trueing stand or spoke torque wrench, but the principal is the same and Iíve been able to get some bad wobbles sorted out. I had one that was so bad it required all new spokes.

    If we were on track bikes itís way more important to have everything perfectly true. But on these slow bikes I just get em close enough.

    I wrap a zip tie around the swingarm or fork pointing at the edge of the rim so itís easy to see where the gap opens up when you spin the wheel.

    Best of luck and donít be afraid to tackle it yourself. I do recommend a decent spoke wrench theyíre not too expensive. I made a mess of my first one trying to use a small adjustable wrench.
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    Thanks badger. I'll give it a go and check that video out. I got a spoke wrench. Zip tie is a good idea, I was just gonna throw it on a stand and use some tape, didn't even think about just doing it on the bike... I'm still rockin that newbie badge.
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