- Wheels 'off-center', but straight….fix?
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.Posted 5 years agost colinSubscriber
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?
ColinPosted 5 years ago
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