Picked up a used training wheel but i think it's buckled?

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Picked up a used training wheel but i think it's buckled?

Postby p1tse » Tue Feb 12, 2013 21:36 pm

I got the following used fulcrum racing 7 wheel and put a matching tiagra 10 speed 12-28 cassette on, but even with the quick release brakes open and when spinning the wheel part of it catches the brakes.

Do I just give up and swallow I've bought a dud wheel or can something be done?

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Re: Picked up a used training wheel but i think it's buckled

Postby Strith » Tue Feb 12, 2013 22:18 pm

Have you tried to true it?

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Re: Picked up a used training wheel but i think it's buckled

Postby p1tse » Tue Feb 12, 2013 22:19 pm

Strith wrote:Have you tried to true it?


Hmm, no
What does that mean?

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Re: Picked up a used training wheel but i think it's buckled

Postby TakeTurns » Tue Feb 12, 2013 22:20 pm

Where'd you get it from? If it was falsely advertised; you have the right for a refund.

Perhaps you could try re-truing it yourself? I'm sure it wouldn't matter too much how you did since it's only a turbo wheel. Good opportunity to learn a valuable skill.

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Truing is the method called for when you use a spoke wrench to turn the nipples at the end of the spokes in order to make the wheel run tru.
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Re: Picked up a used training wheel but i think it's buckled

Postby p1tse » Tue Feb 12, 2013 22:25 pm

I bought it off a local guy who said he used on a trainer which you can tell with the squared tyre

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Re: Picked up a used training wheel but i think it's buckled

Postby TakeTurns » Tue Feb 12, 2013 22:27 pm

You can either:

1) Return it and get your money back, because it's not fit for purpose.
2) Buy a spoke wrench for £2-3 and tru it yourself.

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Re: Picked up a used training wheel but i think it's buckled

Postby p1tse » Tue Feb 12, 2013 22:39 pm

TakeTurns wrote:You can either:

1) Return it and get your money back, because it's not fit for purpose.
2) Buy a spoke wrench for £2-3 and tru it yourself.


Don't think he will take it back now as been a while
Will google / YouTube tru up wheel

So you think if I tru it can be fixed?

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Re: Picked up a used training wheel but i think it's buckled

Postby p1tse » Tue Feb 12, 2013 22:43 pm

Thanks
Think I'll try it myself having watched this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a25vC5zs ... ata_player


Just need to get the tool

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Re: Picked up a used training wheel but i think it's buckled

Postby Rigged » Tue Feb 12, 2013 22:43 pm

If the wheel is physically dented then no, truing won't help. If the wheel is just a little 'skewed' then it's likely to be incorrect tension on the spokes and a truing could do the trick. A spoke key can be had for a couple of quid off ebay so it's nothing to try. There's lots of tutorials on youtube to show you what you're aiming for.

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Re: Picked up a used training wheel but i think it's buckled

Postby Imposter » Tue Feb 12, 2013 23:07 pm

buckled wheel = workshop forum ?

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Re: Picked up a used training wheel but i think it's buckled

Postby p1tse » Wed Feb 13, 2013 19:48 pm

True probably should have out it in workshop lol

Why is it all the bike shops around me only stock expensive items. Asked two bike shops for a spoke wrench and the most basic ones they have are park tools one for £8

Ok we're talking a few pounds here and there, but I just want something basic which will do the job to try and see if it works by truing up. By the time I add in extras on tools I might as well cut my loses and sell and buy another wheel

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Re: Picked up a used training wheel but i think it's buckled

Postby mattshrops » Wed Feb 13, 2013 19:51 pm

The lbs will probably true it for about £8
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