Buckled Wheel after tyre replacement

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by pritska, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. pritska

    pritska New Member

    Jan 20, 2006
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    I have started cycling again after many years of not riding. I decided to get a slick tyre put on my rear wheel so I could use a cycle trainer at home.

    After replacing the knobbly tyre with a slick at the local bike shop, I noticed the day after that the brake was sticking to the wheel, and also looking down whilst riding the rear wheel was not straight.

    I took the bike back and explained the above to the owner of the bike shop. He basically said, "we didn't cause that. We only replaced the tyre. We can fix it for you, but will charge you £10." :eek:

    I know for a fact that the wheel was NOT buckled before I took it to the shop and it was almost immediately after. :mad:

    As I don't know how it could've buckled, I'm looking for more seasoned cyclists' thoughts and opinions on this.

    Could it have buckled just on it's own, during normal road riding?

    Could it have buckled while the tyre was being changed?

    Is it really difficult to fix this myself? I am a bit short on the pennies at the moment so would prefer to fix it myself if possible.