Wheels 'off-center', but straight….fix?

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  • Truing will alleviate the symptoms, but is it the rim off centre to the hub or the frame/dropouts itself misaligned?

    Try putting the wheels into the frame/fork the other way around and see if the offset swaps to the other side of the bike – if it stays the same then wheel itself is centred on the hub and it’s the frame/drop-out that is misaligned.

    DrRSwank
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    Try another wheel or put (at least your front) in wrongway round. If the offset is the same (and in the same direction) then it’s not the wheel.

    greeble
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    the wheels are alighty our of dish
    go around the whole wheel loosening the spokes by 1/2 a turn and tightening by 1/2 on the other side. keep doing this until the wheel is central. Then check for true.

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    Is it the wheels that are out of alignment? Or the frame? Suggest you get both checked at a shop. The wheels are easy to fix on e you have established it is them that are the problem.

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    Thanks for all the advice folks. Will get it checked out at the LBS

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    Hi all,

    Both my wheel, my front more than my rear, seem to be off center. The bike is a Meta 5, wheels are XT QR hubs with EN321 rims. The front was replaced about a year ago, rear is the original. Has had two rebuilds – first for bad brass nipples and then breaking a few spokes.

    Both wheels are straight, not buckled (well the rear has a slight kink, but nothing to worry me), but they are both off centre. I put it down to the tires at first, but i’ve measured the gap between the rim and the fork/swingarm and it’s a couple of mm out from even.

    Can truing the wheel fix this?

    Cheers

    Colin

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