How To True a Bicycle Wheel

Keeping your wheels “Running True” doesn’t have to be difficult but for many bike riders and DIY bike mechanics, it is… This article and video won’t make you a professional wheel builder but it will give you enough knowledge to ensure your wheel rims don’t wobble like a drunken sailor.

A bike wheel rim can usually be repaired if it’s only slightly out of true. You will need a spoke key and preferably have a wheel truing stand. If you don’t have one of these, you can put together a makeshift truing stand by lashing a pencil to your front forks.

This is a long guide, so you can choose to either watch the entire video below or follow it in smaller chunks by clicking on the individual steps below. read full article

Video – Simple Spoke Adjustment – Without Truing Stand

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About the Author Ian

Ian is the Chief editor here at OnlineBikesShop, a reformed Cycle Traveler... now a dedicated stay-at-home dad of a very active 3 yr old, a keen mountain biker with a passion for all types of bikes, the outdoors, and keeping fit...

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