Salvageable wheel parts for rebuild?

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Salvageable wheel parts for rebuild?

Postby coriordan » Sat Feb 02, 2013 13:31 pm

So after hitting 1 too many gaping winter potholes and taking a rather slapdash approach to re-truing, my rear wheel although laterally true, is radially, more like an egg shape, and its out by a considerable amount. I have had a quick feel of the spokes and it doesn't feel that any are crazily tight (at least not in the area where it is 'un-round'). It now feels like I am rolling over speed bumps. Genuinely.

I was wondering if it was possible to get the wheel re-built with the same parts (as I am on a tight budget) or am I looking at all new parts?

I currently have Ultegra 6500 hubs and Kronos Vuelta rims. I don't know anything about spokes, but there are 32. Front still runs like a peach.
Any help appreciated.

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Re: Salvageable wheel parts for rebuild?

Postby nicklouse » Sat Feb 02, 2013 13:42 pm

if you get a new rim that has the same ERD then yes the hub and spokes can be re used. If the ERD is not the same then new spokes are normally needed.
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Re: Salvageable wheel parts for rebuild?

Postby MajorMantra » Sat Feb 02, 2013 13:44 pm

^^correct. Having said that, if the nipples are at all corroded then unbuilding the wheel may be a bit of a pain. If you're thinking of doing it I'd dribble some oil over them now to ohelp free things up.

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Re: Salvageable wheel parts for rebuild?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Sat Feb 02, 2013 13:49 pm

You live quite close, why don't you jump on a train to Richmond and bring the wheels here so we can have a look? I am sure it can be fixed for very little money (if any)

Drop me a PM if interested

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