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Lying wheel? True Dat.(7 posts)

Lying wheel? True Dat.rightsaidfred
Feb 5, 2003 11:01 AM
I noticed my rear wheel was wobbling to one side and slightly rubbing the brake pad for quite some time. I felt all the spokes, and one of them was quite looser than the others. So I tightened that up and it was worse. Then some other ones were loose, so I tightened those, loosened these, wiggled those and these, etc.

Now it is severely untrue. I cannot stand the lies!

It wobbles so much to the left in one spot now, that it comes to a complete stop when spinning freely.

Can I fix it myself? Have I buggered it up? Please help.
(I went to sheldon brown, but I only had a few minutes to read it, and it was how shall I say, "beyond me." Are there simpler solutions?)
re: Lying wheel? True Dat.I Love Shimano
Feb 5, 2003 11:05 AM
I would take the wheel to a good mechanic. It's not good riding on a wobbly wheel you can't fix. Goodluck!
re: Lying wheel? True Dat.brider
Feb 5, 2003 12:28 PM
I think you've proven with your tinkering that you CAN'T fix it yourself. Take it to a shop.
Dat wheels mechanic can fix dat thing...eschelon
Feb 5, 2003 12:35 PM
Nod ya hed...sha-mone, sha-mone! Ow!
You mean fix dat ting (nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Feb 5, 2003 12:57 PM
Tru Dat...word to ya mutha! Keep it real with da bling bling! nmeschelon
Feb 5, 2003 1:23 PM
re: Lying wheel? True Dat.rogue_CT1
Feb 6, 2003 7:20 AM
Take it to a shop and quit messing with things.