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1Back to top Go down   Getting a cast wheel straight Empty Getting a cast wheel straight on Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:57 am

jeffhestand

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Just wondering how much luck I would have or how I would go about getting my front wheel truer . It has had a hard pothole life I believe from po s and I'm not sure what to do . If the best alternative is buying a used one how do u know its any better ? Thx Jeff

    

2Back to top Go down   Getting a cast wheel straight Empty Re: Getting a cast wheel straight on Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:40 am

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The Y spoke wheels are fairly soft alloy and respond to a smack with a rubber mallet rather well. I have even used a piece of 2 x 1 softwood with a 16oz hammer and taken the dimples out. Last one was a rear with about 3/16 depression on one side and it came quite easily.
don't get too brutal to start with you know softly softly catchie monkey.


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3Back to top Go down   Getting a cast wheel straight Empty Re: Getting a cast wheel straight on Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:15 am

jeffhestand

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hey thanks rick G.. i can work on a lot of things but truing wheels is something i have never tried..that is if i can apply enough force in the right direction.. def a winter job.. also i put this in electrical by mistake. can someone move it to wheels, frame categroy. thanks jeff

    

4Back to top Go down   Getting a cast wheel straight Empty Re: Getting a cast wheel straight on Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:31 am

AL-58

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Here in Sydney, I'd take it to Laurie Alderton, he would roll the rim straight again.  He's done many K series rims over the years (inc a few for me).

I'm sure there would be a wheel repairer available if you ask around your local bike shops to see if they can recommend someone.  I know Woodies Wheel works seem to to pop up on ADVrider all the time, no idea where he is in the US though.

Al


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5Back to top Go down   Getting a cast wheel straight Empty Re: Getting a cast wheel straight on Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:43 am

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Many companies do alloy wheel refurb.
A quick internet search came up with a local one for you AWRS midwest
I'm sure they would help


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