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Is this toast or what?(2 posts)

Is this toast or what?bent_spoke
Apr 28, 2003 9:30 AM
I tried replacing two broken spokes & truing the wheel. Things looked to be going ok & when I notice that my wheel has two big waves in it. I expect the spokes must have unwound (I didn't oil as I was working in the family room & things were going pretty easily). This is a steel rim which I've tried loosing the tension & no luck so far. Should I completely loosen the tension or junk the rim?

This is an old Peugeot & if I need a new wheel I was thinking of picking up an old bike so I'd have matching wheels. I also thought that I might get a 6-speed out of the bargin. Is this a good idea or will I eventually end up where I am now? I'm interested to hear what you think!
Are you that hard up for cash?onespeed
Apr 28, 2003 10:47 AM
What you describe is easily a $30-$50 garage sale bike. I wouldnt even consider replacing the wheel, replace the bike instead.