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any tricks to truing Rolf wheels?(4 posts)

any tricks to truing Rolf wheels?AdamM
May 25, 2002 6:31 AM
Is there a special method to true these things? I usually have no problems with my mtn bike wheels and other normal road wheels but for some reason can't get the Rolfs completely true. By the way, they are Sestrieres if that helps any.

re: any tricks to truing Rolf wheels?DINOSAUR
May 25, 2002 7:27 AM
Don't have the Sestrieres, but the VC's. They usually come out of true between the spokes. You just have to play with them a lot and very small turns on the spoke nipples. For what it's worth the only time these wheels have been absolutely true is when they were brand new.
re: any tricks to truing Rolf wheels?HBPat
May 27, 2002 12:00 PM
I've had a couple of sets of Rolf wheels and they are really hard to true because of the fewer spokes. If you feel pretty confidant in your skills you might want to loosen up the other spokes and try retensioning the whole wheel. That was the only way I could get mine perfectly straight, but if you don't have a truing stand you'll end up with a lopsided wheel, or one that is not dished correctly.
Yeah.Spoke Wrench
May 29, 2002 5:58 AM
First check to see if you have any obviously loose spokes. Take care of them first.

If your wobble is exactly at a pair of spokes, simply adjust it out. Generally tightening one and loosening the other is required.

If your wobble is halfway between two pairs, adjust both pairs the same amount.

If your wobble is closer to one pair than the other, you still have to adjust both pairs. Adjust the closer pair a little more than the more remote pair.

Good luck.