How do I get my wheel true?

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5/11/2013 2:16 PM

I just laced this combo Photo
which is just gonna be a spare wheel for now but I want it trued good. I also have a stolen hub laced to odyssey hazard lite with the same problem I am having now. I can get both wheels 100% spot on so it doesnt wobble side to side, but it wobbles up and down!!!! How do I fix this!!!?!?!?!?! I wanna get these wheels true up and down also I cant stand bouncing while riding lol. THANKS!

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5/11/2013 2:17 PM

It's called a hop, but I really don't know how to fix it. Both my rear and front do it at least a little and if I really notice it, I can feel the rims going with the hop.

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5/11/2013 3:56 PM

your rim could be slightly ovalized

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5/11/2013 4:09 PM

feeble_to_face wrote:

your rim could be slightly ovalized

it was fine b4 i unlaced off old hub, both were. this was a stolen revolver complete wheel that i put the front hub with a hazard that was straight when i got off my friend and this stolen rim was straight

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5/11/2013 4:45 PM

o > 0

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5/11/2013 4:59 PM

It's probably just a hop. Put it on the frame and tape a spoke to the frame to use as an eye guide like a truing stand. Tighten the spokes at the hop and loosen at the opposite end of rim( directly across 180*) and that's how ya remove a hop

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5/11/2013 5:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/11/2013 5:09 PM

feeble_to_face wrote:

your rim could be slightly ovalized

brandon.hankinson.3 wrote:

it was fine b4 i unlaced off old hub, both were. this was a stolen revolver complete wheel that i put the front hub with a hazard that was straight when i got off my friend and this stolen rim was straight

You may have ovalized it yourself when trying to true it. Hop is a bitch to get out too once it settles in. It can even cause permanent deformation to the rim.. so might have to just live with it if it's not that bad.

What happened is when you went through tightening up the spokes, you probably tightened a few farther than the rest. So there can be 1-3 spokes that are pulling harder than the rest; bringing down that section of the rim, causing it to hop. Thats why you've got to take your time and make sure every spoke is pulling with the roughly the same amount of force all the way around. Put the wheel on your frame and spin it. Grab a pencil and hold it flat on the rim as it spins. Let the rim scrape the pencil. Watch very closely and you can find where the hop is. Spin it slow, locate the hop and you'll be able to locate the exact spoke that is pulling too hard. (or not pulling enough) It's just a game of evening spoke force.

For future reference:
I go around 2-4 times. The first pass just half turns, the second gets the spokes to grab the flange, the third to snug them up a bit, and the fourth to actually true it up. Then some finishing touches and it's done. Take your time.

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5/11/2013 5:05 PM

Tighten the spokes in the area where it hops up and loosen all the rest, do about a quarter turn all the way around.

for side to side, find where it hops and loosen the spoke(s) on the side that it hops to, and tighten the other side. again, just a quarter turn. the more time you take on it, the better it'll turn out

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5/11/2013 5:18 PM

by trueing the wheel nigga

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5/11/2013 6:23 PM

With a spoke wrench.

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5/11/2013 8:18 PM

andyferly wrote:

With a spoke wrench.

or a pokemon card

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