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Spoke repair wheel truing (vector pros)(3 posts)

Spoke repair wheel truing (vector pros)granda
Nov 2, 2002 7:19 PM
I managed to get a metal rod tangled beetween my spokes on the ride home tonight. My rear vector pro is now seriously
out of true (well it rubs the brake pad with no cable tension). It looks like a couple of spokes will need to be replaced.

Does anyone know how hard it is to get ahold of these spokes? Is it hard to replace these things? I've never trued wheels with this low of spoke count, any pitfalls?

re: Spoke repair wheel truing (vector pros)seyboro
Nov 3, 2002 4:57 AM
You might be in a spot of trouble. I own a set of vector pros and had a similar problem last year. Trouble is, the wobble ALWAYS ends up being somewhere between spoke pairs. I ended up sending my wheel back to Rolf for a rebuild. It took them some time, but they did a good job in the end.
The correct, ultra-high, spoke tension is paramount to success and a regular tensiometer's scale doesn't go up high enough. Special wheels, special spokes, special tools even - I left this one to the pros.
re: Spoke repair wheel truing (vector pros)DINOSAUR
Nov 3, 2002 8:15 AM
You should not have a problem, Trek supplied Rolf wheels and should have tons of parts left over. I had a Rolf VC rim fracture back in Oct and Trek had a VC rim on stock. Just contact your local Trek dealer. You have to watch the spoke tension as previously mentioned and make sure to check the wheel true after each ride. I have trouble keeping these wheels true, but they have proven to be good wheels for the price. Keep an eye on your wheel true as if you fracture a rim you will have a difficult time finding a replacement rim, unless it is a nos on the open market or used....truing the wheels is harder with the low spoke count, it just takes more time and more messing around...