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Can Ksyrium be trued?(7 posts)

Can Ksyrium be trued?Qubeley
Feb 28, 2003 6:38 PM
Hi, anybody has experience truing their Ksyrium wheels?
Can this be done? How hard? What if one of the spoke needs to be replaced? First hand experience appreciated!
I assume so...filtersweep
Mar 1, 2003 10:32 AM
judging by how insanely popular the wheels are and no one has replied with first hand experience tells you how bulletproof they really are...
I assume so...bobobo
Mar 1, 2003 11:29 AM
Yep, bulletproff and slooow. $600 for a wheel to be bulletproof and slooow? No thanks, I can build a wheel for $300 that's bulletproof and has the same performance.
Ksyriums are not as bulletproof as you might think.Qubeley
Mar 1, 2003 12:59 PM
I just got a second pair of Ksyrium used. First pair I got new and used for 4K miles and are smooth like new. This second pair I got, the seller was not completely honest about the condition. The wheel have 1 spoke slightly bent near the rim, and the wheel is little out of true; the bearings in one hub are rusted pretty badly. Obviously the seller did not attempt to take care of his things. Since he lied about the condition, no clue about the cause of above problems.
Between Ksyrium and Helium, I don't know which I like better. Both stiff and fast, but the Ksyrium front wheel can feel too stiff sometimes. Currently, I am running Helium front, Ksyrium back. Anybody use similar set up?
just like any other...C-40
Mar 1, 2003 11:05 AM
The only difference in trueing a Ksyrium is the special nipple tool that's supplied with the wheels and a spoke holder to keep the bladed spoke from twisting.

The nipples are captive on the spoke and screw into the rim. The threads are left-hand, so you turn them in the same direction as a regular nipple to tighten or loosen the spoke.

Changing a spoke isn't too tough. The insturctions are available at:

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re: Can Ksyrium be trued?mghwk
Mar 1, 2003 11:49 AM
Ditto what C40 said. Its a snap, though rarely necessary. I have touched mine up shortly after getting them, and never since. The tools that come with the wheels are easy to use and intuitive. Only caution I have is to make small adjustments as the threading on the nipples is relatively coarse, a little twist goes a long way. Great wheels.
Sure, I've done itpmf1
Mar 3, 2003 9:08 AM
Each wheel comes with a spoke wrench. Its kinda cheesy looking, but it works. You true them just like any other wheel. The one time I had to do it, I had a loose spoke, I tightened it (about 1.5 turns) and the wheel was true, Haven't had an incident since.

People can make fun of these wheels all they want, but they're the most bullet proof wheel I've ever had. I have two sets. One I've ridden for over two years with no problems except a single loose spoke that took 2 minutes to fix.