Truing a Wheel

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by gnomeinurlawn16, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. gnomeinurlawn16

    gnomeinurlawn16 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Helloa fellow cyclists!


    So I'm kind of new to fixing up bikes and I have an old bike that has a wheel which is totally out of true. I know that you have to tighten and loosen the spoke nipples to true the wheel. But there are just a few things. How do I know what the size of the spokes are so i can get the correct spoke wrench? and also which way do I even turn the nipples to true it right?


    Gnomey
     
    Tags:


  2. daveryanwyoming

    daveryanwyoming Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Messages:
    3,857
    Likes Received:
    97
  3. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    12,596
    Likes Received:
    160
    FWIW, bookmark the Park Tools website as they've got tutorials and instructions for performing just about any task on a bicycle that you could dream up. Likewise, YouTube is an excellent source of video "how-to's" for bike maintenance and repair.
     
  4. frenchyge

    frenchyge New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2005
    Messages:
    4,687
    Likes Received:
    4
    Practice on a wheel you don't care about before attempting to true one that you do. It's easier to royally screw up a wheel then it it to fix it if you don't know what you're doing.
     
Loading...
Loading...