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 Banned

    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