confused about bent rim

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by daveet66, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. daveet66

    daveet66 Member

    i need hel:hang:p can someone please if possible give me step by step easy to understand instructions on how to get a bent rim straight i got spoke key but the vidioes are confusing I dont know which spokes to tighten which ones to loosen or even where to start thanks

  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    makes a big difference if rim is bent or just pulled out of round by the spokes

    you should look at "", which is the encyclopedia of all bicycle knowledge
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  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    Straightening up a wheel correctly takes some time to learn. A wheel jig of some sort is recommended for best results.

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  4. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I can't really be of a lot of help because I'm just no expert on this.
    But I've managed to take wheels that were quite crooked and make them reasonably straight.

    One thing I can say is that you should tighten and loosen only a little bit at a time. Go slow.

    If there's a bend toward, say, the left then you tighten those spokes that are anchored on the right. But only a little bit. And you loosen those spokes that are anchored on the left. But only a little bit.

    Unless you're a 'natural' at it, you're not likely to get it perfectly straight the first time. Or the first several times. It comes with practice.

    In the meantime you should probably just buy another wheel. Put that on your bike and practice straightening the wheel you have now. Then that one can be your spare.
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