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Wheel trueness question...(4 posts)

Wheel trueness question...cydswipe
Dec 26, 2003 3:45 PM
I see this page http://www.hedcycling.com/closeouts.htm and the wheels at dicount prices. So, the higher the #, the higher degree of "out of whackness" the wheel has? The price seems right. Would it be worth the risk? I don't have a ton of ca$h. I've always wanted a 3spoke wheel. Any opinions?
re: Wheel trueness question...cyclopathic
Dec 26, 2003 4:19 PM
.031" is .8mm and .042" is ~1mm. It is certainly not bad, wheel with 4-6mm deviation is ridable. When I true wheels I don't bother to get much lower then .5mm, as long as tension is more or less uniform. Check the wheels you ride now, I'd bet they're off more then 1mm.

The biggest question is what's gonna happen when they heat up in full sun, but I'd guess if it gets screwed up complitely it'll be covered by warranty.

Basically it is your choice. Beggars are not choosers, seems like a good deal, I'd go for it.
They're about +/- 1mm. Only you can decide if that's OKKerry Irons
Dec 26, 2003 4:24 PM
There are lots of people riding around with rims that far out of true, so it's a personal preference issue. If there is a gentle wow of +/- 1mm, you might not feel it. If it's a flutter of +/- 1mm, you'd feel it. And every time you'd feel it you'd either say how glad you were to have saved all that $$ for such a great wheel, or you'd say that you never should have comprimised to get such cheap wheels. YMMV. "The bitter taste of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a good price is gone."
Maximizers and satisfiers.Spoke Wrench
Dec 27, 2003 8:43 AM
Are you ever willing to settle for second best?

If you are the kind of person who establishes a performance standard for the products that you buy and are willing to settle for any product that meets that standard, you are a satisfier and will probably be happy with that wheel.

If you are a person who endlessly researches every purchase in order to determine what's absolutely best, even though it's performance capability far exceeds your realistic needs, then you are a maximizer and will hate knowing that you are riding on a factory second.