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Incorrectly dished wheel

Berk BonebonceBerk Bonebonce Posts: 1,245
edited January 2011 in Workshop
Having sold my Eldi wheel jig a while ago, I trusted a wheel build to some geezer in a bike shop. Only I am now regretting the sale of my wheelbuilding kit.

Put the rear wheel in the frame and discovered that it is incorrectly dished. Needs to go over to block side approx 2mm. Can't think of a reason why he got it wrong.

Wheel is 10 speed Record/DP18. If he didn't have a dishing tool, surely he would have reversed it in his jig. Perhaps he just didn't have the right length spokes.

Any thoughts on why it came back wrong? Wonky head?


  • The spoke size doesn't really matter, it's the tension that keeps the dishing one side or the other.
    You can either:

    1) Take it back and ask to do it properly
    2) DIY increasing the tension on one side (as needed) and true it using the brake pads as reference
    3) Take it to mine if you live in the very west London area
  • rakerake Posts: 3,204
    have you swizzled it round the other way to confirm bad dish or bent frame?
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