Bent Wheel

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Bent Wheel

Postby crrimson » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:06 am

Bent my wheel pretty bad Wednesday, made it even worse that night.

Messed with it a bit tonight and at first made it worse so that it looked hilarious like the shape of a pringles chip
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I thought the wheel was STAX'D for sure
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But I got it to bend mostly back into shape.

I put a spare rim next to it side by side and found where it was bent the worst and bent it back using a combination of vise, and standing on one end of it and forcing the other end with my foot,

I was able to get it to an almost true condition with the truing stand! I couldn't hardly believe it.
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I almost bought a new wheel, I've got a spare 29er rim and would like to build a wheel, but I could buy :

A) Spokes for $60, + nipples + hours of work or..
B) New 29er rim, hub, spokes, nipples assembled for $99. (same wheel I bent)
http://www.airbomb.com/ItemMatrix.asp?i ... gn=Froogle

What's up with spoke prices?
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Re: Bent Wheel

Postby Garasaki » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:25 pm

Get sapim spokes from that online bmx store (like daves bmx or something like that)

EDIT Dan's comp, that's it

http://www.danscomp.com/shop-PARTS/Spokes.html
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Re: Bent Wheel

Postby crrimson » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:37 pm

Garasaki wrote:Get sapim spokes from that online bmx store (like daves bmx or something like that)

EDIT Dan's comp, that's it

http://www.danscomp.com/shop-PARTS/Spokes.html


Thanks, good price. I'm good now since I bent it back, but will buy those if any spokes break on this bike and build a new one up.
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Re: Bent Wheel

Postby Garasaki » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:30 am

Ahhh yes I see, you were trying to make a point about how it's not really cost effective to build your own wheels :doh:

Sorta glossed over that.

I'd like to try building my own wheels one day. Just to try it.
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Re: Bent Wheel

Postby crrimson » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:03 am

it doesn't specify length, wondering if a BMX site would have spokes to fit 29" wheels. Looks like you have to call them for details on the length.
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Re: Bent Wheel

Postby crrimson » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:01 pm

This article on spoke tension is really interesting:
http://www.parktool.com/blog/calvins-co ... in-balance
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Re: Bent Wheel

Postby jnecessary » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:14 am

crrimson wrote:This article on spoke tension is really interesting:
http://www.parktool.com/blog/calvins-co ... in-balance

That was a good read, thanks!
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Re: Bent Wheel

Postby crrimson » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:05 am

I'm sure on my rear wheel the tension looks like the last graph. Some spokes are too tight to compensate for the bend. I wouldn't mind getting a tensiometer, probably will if I ever build a wheel.
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