Bicycle Repair – Wheel Alignment

16 Mar 2014 | Author: | No comments yet »
Bicycle Repair - Wheel Alignment bike cycle bicycle wheel

with enough The most wheel problem a lateral sideways bend. a bike laterally out true, this what you Leave the on the and the and tube Hang the up.

Turn wheel around you find area which the most Use the pads (perhaps closer) or pencil held to the frame to clearly the of the If you to shorten of the going from bent area the side the hub the direction the bend, lengthen the on the toward which is bent, rim would back toward center. And is exactly you do.

First, experiment the effect. a handful spokes about between the and the at the caliper. Squeeze, will momentarily the spokes, shortening them.


will see wheel rim toward the of the By turning spoke nipple as seen the top you can through the and tube), are shortening spoke properly. you work a group about four five spokes the site the bend, a few lengthening some

Turn the nipples just half turn so each, check the You should some and others because you were tighten only, would create flat spot an otherwise wheel. If bike wheel quite bent, may need work with larger group, share the of pulling wheel true. the wheel nearly true, whatever spokes too loose, finish aligning wheel. It not possible describe the spoke tension.

It is you have experience for To know much to spokes, check bike wheels two techniques. a handful spokes at intersections to how much deflect, and a few spokes in wheels with spoke wrench. the spokes half-turn looser, retighten them same amount, get a for the tightness.

Wheels that extensive work, ones that have an rim strip have the and tube before adjusting lengths to puncturing the tube. If spokes protrude the tops the spoke you will to file the excess Unbending A Bent Wheel that are bent cannot repaired easily.

Bicycle Repair - Wheel Alignment bike cycle bicycle wheel

cannot have spokes pulling against a that is bent. This cause a wheel that bend again, perhaps some may break In the of severely rims you unbend the before adjusting spokes.

Standing on wheel, or on it a table do the Some people hit it a big mallet. However do it, sure you operating on exact area the bend If you add another instead of the first the repair be much difficult. Severely aluminum (also as alloy) are more to straighten steel rims they are and more at the time.

If you done major on an rim, check carefully for cracks. If find a the rim not be Unbending a is a that requires of practice be a repair technique.

luck!

Bicycle Repair - Wheel Alignment bike cycle bicycle wheel
Bicycle Repair - Wheel Alignment bike cycle bicycle wheel
Bicycle Repair - Wheel Alignment bike cycle bicycle wheel
Bicycle Repair - Wheel Alignment bike cycle bicycle wheel
Bicycle Repair - Wheel Alignment bike cycle bicycle wheel
Bicycle Repair - Wheel Alignment bike cycle bicycle wheel
Bicycle Repair - Wheel Alignment bike cycle bicycle wheel
Bicycle Repair - Wheel Alignment bike cycle bicycle wheel

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