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Truing Rolf Wheels(3 posts)

Truing Rolf Wheelsdl320
Jun 9, 2002 2:25 PM
I have a set of Rolf Vector Pros and was wondering if I can true them myself or if a shop has to do it. I true my own traditional wheels but I was told that the Rolfs have higher spoke tension and a shop needs to do it. Any help?
Jun 9, 2002 3:40 PM
Despite the desire of factory wheel marketers to make consumers think that their is no way we can impart the same mojo to the wheels as their guys can, all of these things are something you can true yourself (assuming you have the proper spoke wrench and the skills to properly true a wheel). The limiting factor on spoke tension is nipple strength, so if your spoke wrench fits the nipple, then you're not going to do anything to it that wouldn't be done by the shop/factory.
Jun 9, 2002 3:50 PM
The Rolf Vector Pro requires a very specialized spoke wrench (it's actually a socket driver, but the O.D. of the socket needs to be small enough to fit in the hole). So you can try to purchase the tool from your dealer, but it might be less painful to just have the shop do it.