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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Trueing wheels

I know how tho install new spokes on a new wheel. But I have never trued a wheel. When doing so, is it best to loosen all spokes and retighten them to spec or do I just tighten the ones opposite the heavy side.....

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 10:01 AM
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Since nobody's answered your post, I'll tell you what I do. Easier if you have a truing stand/tire balancer, but if the wheel is spinning out of true, first check to see if you have any loose spokes by dinking them with a wrench and listening to the sound they make. You can hear a loose spoke. Lighten the loose ones (if you have them on the side that needs to be pulled) first to try to bring the rim straight. If the spokes are about the same tension, I will loosen/tighten the opposite one to bring the wheel back to straight. It doesn't take much and remember all the spokes should be at about the same tension. It's hard to explain, but it isn't as hard as it seems. Most m/c shops will do this service when you have them change a tire.

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