- Learning to true wheels question
Ideally all your spokes should be at the same tension
When you say out of true what makes you think the spokes have gone loose again ??- the nipples could all be undoing but it is highly unlikely the cause is more likely uneven tension/crap build
You may have twisted the spokes as you tightened and it has gone out of true once they pinged ???
How out of true as wellPosted 4 years agochrssmaleMember
You went wrong by loosening some. Assuming the wheel was built correctly when you bought it, spokes can only get looser over time and not tighter. Therefore you should only be looking at the loose spokes and assume the others are to the correct tightness.Posted 4 years ago
I learnt that the hard way 🙁
Also one you have trued the wheel, I find it helps to go for a short ride over a few fields. Seems to fix any twisting of spokes, I then just give it a quick go over, tightening spokes as needed by a quarter of a turn
My rear wheel went out of true recently, and armed with a spoke key, some blue-tack and a pen, I tightened the half-dozen or so very loose spokes and trued it, pretty well I thought for a beginner.
But it’s warped again and some of the spokes are very loose within a couple of weeks. Clearly I need to tighten the spokes much more to keep them tight, but I would have thought that would warp it.
So what’s the approach? Tighten hard and try to true from there? Any advice appreciated. It’s a 29er, if that makes any difference.Posted 4 years ago
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