When should a wheel be trued? And my tyre has a rip?

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Moominman2
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When should a wheel be trued? And my tyre has a rip?

Postby Moominman2 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 17:53 pm

Ok so...

Both the front and rear wheels on my bike are very slightly out of true. Like, a minimal amount. But because I'm relatively new to having a nice bike, I don't know whether it's a problem yet?

Should wheels run true ALL the time or does it matter if it goes slightly?

Also, I ripped my tyre today. I didn't get a puncture and it's pretty small...is this also a problem?

Thanks
Luke

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Re: When should a wheel be trued? And my tyre has a rip?

Postby StefanP » Fri Nov 30, 2012 18:07 pm

If you can see the inner tube then it is something to worry about, but if it's literally a nick then I personally would not worry, there is so much glass on the road you'd be changing your tyres every ride if you changed them for every nick.

Tolerance for wheel trueness I would suggest should be around 2mm deviance from true, maximum.

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Re: When should a wheel be trued? And my tyre has a rip?

Postby thescouselander » Fri Nov 30, 2012 18:12 pm

I guess it all depends on your point of view. You can probably get away with a few mm of runout but I'm proper OCD about these things and I like my wheels to be as true as possible so there's no visible deviation on my wheels.
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Re: When should a wheel be trued? And my tyre has a rip?

Postby Moominman2 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 19:35 pm

Nice one thanks guys :)

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Re: When should a wheel be trued? And my tyre has a rip?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Fri Nov 30, 2012 20:15 pm

Moominman2 wrote:Ok so...

Both the front and rear wheels on my bike are very slightly out of true. Like, a minimal amount. But because I'm relatively new to having a nice bike, I don't know whether it's a problem yet?

Should wheels run true ALL the time or does it matter if it goes slightly?

Also, I ripped my tyre today. I didn't get a puncture and it's pretty small...is this also a problem?

Thanks
Luke


A wheel out of true is not a problem, but it is the first symptom of problems to come. 99% of the times there is poor tension in some spokes

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Re: When should a wheel be trued? And my tyre has a rip?

Postby Moominman2 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 21:15 pm

Thanks.

I'll get them trued in the new year I think. They're not bad, so shouldn't be a problem until then.

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Re: When should a wheel be trued? And my tyre has a rip?

Postby onbike 1939 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 16:24 pm

If you are worried about a small gash in the tyre then fill this in with superglue.

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Re: When should a wheel be trued? And my tyre has a rip?

Postby Moominman2 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 21:42 pm

Never thought of that, great idea thanks.


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