Wheels Out Of Balance Question

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by Fulltimer, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    The front tire on my trike wobbles. I have had it trued so that shouldn't be the problem. So my guess is that it is way out of balance. Any suggestions on a fix for it? I have thought about calling both of my locale bike shops to see if they can balance a wheel. Do bike shops even do balancing?


  2. Stan4d

    Stan4d New Member

    Are you using slime tubes?
  3. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    No, regular tubes. It is possible that they didn't get it trued. I put a block under the frame and spun the wheel and it is very obvious that there is a wobble. I took the wheel off and tried to get it to stay level on a stool. No way. If it was balanced the tire would not touch the stool. It would be balanced on the bike's axle.

    Last edited: Aug 21, 2010
  4. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Brace bike so front wheel is off the ground. Clamp something (I use a zip tie) to the fork. Clip tie so it touches the wheel itself. Spin tire/wheel and observe. This will let you know if the wheel itself is true or not. The tire might not be installed correctly. What do you mean level on a stool?
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2010