Buckled Wheel

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  1. JORDENXO

    JORDENXO New Member

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    HOW DO UN BUCKLE A WHEEL
     
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  2. sopera

    sopera New Member

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    u gotta take the tire off and tighten or loosen the little screws which connect the spokes 2 the wheels
     
  3. i luv dirt

    i luv dirt New Member

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    define "buckled" if the rim is bent or has a flat spot it needs a new rim. if it is warped, it can be fixed. loosen all the spokes, A BIT, then the cheap way is to use a brake pad as a guide and slightly tighten each spoke 'till all are tight and the rim is hopefully straight.
     
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    thnx heaps 4 the help i needed it desperately. yeh the wheel was warped and i juz loosened all of the sopkes now its good as new. thnx for the help
     
  5. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    Loosening the spokes is only half the job. You really need a good deal of spoke tension to get a durable wheel. Riding with slack spokes is a sure recipe for future failures.
     
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