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Ksyrium ssc truing(5 posts)

Ksyrium ssc truingrlupien
Dec 2, 2003 8:42 PM
Hi Folks,
I need a bit of information that I'm having trouble finding. I have a set of Ksyriums and have been riding them for the better part of a year. During a tire change I decided to throw the wheel on the truing stand and I noted a bit of a bobble. I'm fairly comfortable with truing wheels and I perform this task on my standard wheels. But I've never performed the task on the Ksyriums. I did have the foresight to obtain a star wrench that fits the nipple at the rim side of the wheel but the blade spoke rotates when I make an adjustment at this location. The question I have is how should I make truing adjustments on this type of wheel? Should I mechanically hold the blade in place while adjusting the nipple? For that matter, are my assumptions about adjusting the tension on this type of spoke correct or is there a method that I'm not aware of? Thanks in advance for any help or direction offered.
A little bit goes a long waysB2
Dec 2, 2003 9:12 PM
The threads are very course so a very slight rotation will provide a lot of lateral correction.

Yes you do need to hold the spoke in place when you adjust the nipple. I've heard some people make the the adjustment to the nipple and then rotate the spoke back to it's correct position afterwards. I found it easier to hold the spoke in place while I rotated the nipple myself.

You shouldn't have any problems. It's really not a big deal.

A little bit goes a long waysrlupien
Dec 2, 2003 10:36 PM
Thanks for the info. I'll give it a go.
special spoke tool...C-40
Dec 3, 2003 5:30 AM
When you buy Ksyriums new, they come with the both the nipple wrench and a bladed spke holder that keeps the spoke the spoke from turning. Be sue to turn the nipples in the same direction that you would an ordinary nipple. The threads are left-handed to make this possible.
If you dont have the spoke tool.the bull
Dec 3, 2003 9:45 AM
You can get a section of pvc pipe (1 1/2 inches) And cut a slot in it to hold the spoke in place.In fact, I think I heard this idea from C-40.