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Wheel truing

MiniMaltsMiniMalts Posts: 266
edited October 2015 in Road beginners
Is there anyone in Aberdeen that could do this for me?

Funds are tight at the moment so taking it to a bike shop isn't really an option. :(

There is a cycle club at the uni that has a workshop but they aren't open until Wednesday. If I have to wait until then am I likely to cause further damage by riding it?

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  • fudgeyfudgey Posts: 859
    a true should only cost £10 at a bike shop, so it might be worth phoning one to ask.
    depending on how bad it is buckled it should be ok till weds!
    My winter bike is exactly the same as my summer bike,,, but dirty...
  • MiniMaltsMiniMalts Posts: 266
    a true should only cost £10 at a bike shop, so it might be worth phoning one to ask.
    depending on how bad it is buckled it should be ok till weds!

    £11 at Halfrauds but having watched a video on how to do it the guys there said "It only takes a couple of minutes" so I assumed they just straightened the wheel and weren't going to bother checking the dish and spoke tension.

    £12 at Edinburgh Bicycle Co Op and they do everything but couldn't fit me in until Wednesday.

    beCycle at the Uni - They can do everything, and for free. Well, actually, I do it, they just show me what to do and I like this idea as I get to learn something. :)
  • fudgeyfudgey Posts: 859
    I'd go for option C.
    My winter bike is exactly the same as my summer bike,,, but dirty...
  • MiniMaltsMiniMalts Posts: 266
    It turned out I had a broken spoke too.
  • MiniMaltsMiniMalts Posts: 266
    Popped a spoke again today. :(
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