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mink_man

Need to true my wheels this week.

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Got the new tyres ordered and i want to true the back wheel especially because its well out of true. Anyone got some pearls of knowledge for me? 

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I did my first re-spoke job on a set of wheels last year and they turned out okay. I found the best help on youtube watching 3 or 4 different how to videos.

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My bet is that none of them spoke nipples will turn a bit.

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If a nipple is tight, grip the spoke close to it with a set of mole grips then heat the nipple up before working it back and forth with WD40 to free it up.  Don't try to free them without gripping them, it will end in tears...

I've found the rear wheel ones are usually ok as they benefit from any lube thrown off the chain (I use old gear oil).  It's the front ones that I've normally found to be seized.

 

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14 hours ago, craig10 said:

If a nipple is tight, grip the spoke close to it with a set of mole grips then heat the nipple up before working it back and forth with WD40 to free it up.  Don't try to free them without gripping them, it will end in tears...

I've found the rear wheel ones are usually ok as they benefit from any lube thrown off the chain (I use old gear oil).  It's the front ones that I've normally found to be seized.

 

Thanks for the head ups on that craig,you were absolutely bang on! God them all free'd tonight. Ill start truing them tomrrow! :) 

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Update;

All sorted eventually its with 1 to 2 mm true, looks fine when the wheel is spun.

First time i have put a rear X11 on too, i can safely say the easiest and safest way is to take the valve stem out use 3 ratchet straps around the tyre equal distance apart. blow it up and as it takes onto the rim let the straps off.

 

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when you say true @mink_man, up and down or side to side?

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Both Nige. 

 

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