Buckled Rim?

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Dan86, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Dan86

    Dan86 New Member

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    Hey all, I just got myself my first road bike (Trek 1400) less than a week ago, and have put maybe 50-60km on it in a couple days.

    The thing is that I was playing around with it today, and noticed that the back brake was rubbing occasionally when i spun the rear wheel. It turns out that there is a small buckle in the rear wheel, only a couple mm out in one part of the rim, but it still worried me. Should a new bike be doing this?

    Cheers,

    Dan
     
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  2. peterlip

    peterlip New Member

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    I'd take it back and have it checked. I'd assume it's not dangerous, and it's probably easy to adjust yourself, but if it's less than a week old, I would run back and get your LBS to fix it. If its out enough to be rubbing on the brake, then it's too much.
     
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