Front wheel: true or rebuild?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by H. Guy, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. H. Guy

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    a few months ago, i toasted my front wheel. for the last couple of months, i haven't been in a
    position to have a close look at it, but last week i put it in the truing stand and found it had a
    *very* bad s-curve over a small area (about 1/4 of the circumference, about an inch of total
    side-to-side wiggle).

    a little work trued it up with no problems, but i'm wondering if that's a wise thing. truing it
    required loosening spokes on the already loose side, as the rim had been permanently deformed. am i
    just asking for another three months with my upper body immobilized by doing this?

    question #2: if i rebuild, i'm planning to re-use spokes (old rim was a moskva, new would be cxp-33.
    close enough). how bout nipples? is this another Bad Thing?

    tia for any help, and merry christmas and/or season's greetings, whichever may be appropriate.


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