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0.5 mm of buckle - acceptable?

danlightbulbdanlightbulb Posts: 701
edited April 2012 in MTB workshop & tech

There is about 0.5 mm of buckle on my rear wheel. Can see it relative to gap between rim and brake pad as wheel turns.

Is this acceptable of should I address it?

The wheel spokes don't seem loose.



  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    More than I would like to have.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • Is it clockwise to tighten a spoke (looking from above a spoke at the rim end)?

    edit, not to worry ive found some online videos. Its anticlockwise to tension, clockwise to loosen.

    Im looking at spoke wrenches but I don't know what size to get.

  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    I'd have said about 1mm on disc brake wheels is acceptable, but if your brakes are rubbing then I guess it's a problem.

    You can get spoke keys that have various different sizes on them, probably best getting one of those. They're not as nice to use as a pro spoke key, but they're cheaper.
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
  • only v brakes. not rubbing, just asking the question. could do with the tool anyway for future use.
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    If it feels fine when riding, then I'd say it's fine.
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
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