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 Post subject: Wheel Truing
PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 10:36 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:05 pm
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Recently had some old Wolber rimmed wheels trued up a little by a local bike shop (nice to support local businesses where possible) My wheels now run true, but appear very slightly out of round. Would this be a problem once tyres and tubes are fitted?


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Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
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Location: New Forest, UK
It it's a mm or so I wouldn't worry. The only problem is if you have a very tight clearance frame when the rear tyre might rub, or (worse) if it's so bad that the brake block clips the tyre.


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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 10:17 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:57 pm
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if its out of round than you will have a bumpy ride.

if its an old wheel then perhaps the rim has 'flats' on it which are impossible to get out


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 Post subject: Roundness is do-able
PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 8:49 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:11 pm
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Location: Lancs
I'm afraid you need to return to the local shop and have your wheels made round. The standard should be 0.2 mm true and 0.2 round mm!
Thats 0.008" in old money. :o


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