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Truing American Classic 420s(4 posts)

Truing American Classic 420sgabaguy
Oct 16, 2003 8:17 PM
I can usually true wheels with some wobble fairly well. Whenever I try to true my CR420s (standard spokes) I make them worse. Is there some trick for these wheels.
re: Truing American Classic 420srussw19
Oct 16, 2003 9:16 PM
I hate to say it like this, but there is no trick to those wheels except that they use spoke lock on them when they build them. If you are making them worse by doing it yourself, maybe you should take the hint and just pay someone to fix them right before you really mess up the tension.

I am all about people working on their own stuff, and I don't want to come across like I am questioning your ability to true your own wheels, but by your own admission, this isn't happening... take them to a shop you trust and pay them to do the job right.

re: Truing American Classic 420s_jim_
Oct 17, 2003 7:02 AM
i suggest you follow russ's advice and see a good shop. drop by

they have a section there on truing their wheels, and using a spoke holder tool. a lot of wheel companies these days use a thread locker of some kind, and on spokes such as dt revolutions, etc, you will experience spoke windup without a spoke holder tool
re: Truing American Classic 420srussw19
Oct 17, 2003 10:05 AM
And what Jim wrote is even more important if you have bladed spokes.... You have to hold the spoke when you true them or they just twist which messes up the tension.