|Truing Heliums||the bull|
Sep 17, 2003 3:47 AM
|I just got a set of brand new Heliums for 150 bucks.
I remember when they came out and all the stuff that goes with them.I knew what I was getting into, but for 150 bucks with the bags I could not resist.
Anyway I trued them up and the damn spokes almost always turn with the nipples.
1 I was thinking of oiling the nipples so they would turn better.
2 Afraid to use locktight to keep them in place, after truing, as this would be a disaster.
3 Was thinking I could use a pair of needle nose pliers covered with fuel line hose to clamp the spoke to keep it from moving.
Anyone developed any tricks while working with this type of wheel?
|bladed spoke tool...||C-40|
Sep 17, 2003 3:58 AM
|Wheels like Ksyriums come with a slotted tool to slip over the bladed spokes to keep them from turning.
A similar homemade tool is easy to make. Just use a hacksaw and make a cut in a small block of hardwood, the fit should be tight enough. Even a short length of 1/2" PVC pipe with a slit sawn in the end or side would probably do the trick.
|Helium spokes are Round, so||cdhbrad|
Sep 17, 2003 5:25 AM
|a slotted tool won't help. I use a good pair of Electrician's pliers with a folded shop towel in the jaws to hold the spoke and keep it from turning.|
|Vice grips, with lots of padding.||MR_GRUMPY|
Sep 17, 2003 5:49 AM
|It's slow work, but it's OK for minor trueing.|
|re: Truing Heliums ALERT||Chen2|
Sep 17, 2003 6:47 AM
|What I found was that some of the Helium spoke nipples were turned all of the way up the threads and there was no way to tighten them any further. I decided that was the way MAVIC wanted them.