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bondurantbondurant Posts: 854
edited April 2019 in Workshop
What's a reasonable price for truing a wheel with one broken spoke these days?

And no, I won't be doing it myself.

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  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 4,093
    10-15 quid are lbs prices
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    i knew the £120 i was quaoted was cobbleers, thats why i do these things myself. It's hardly rocket science
  • mouthmouth Posts: 1,195
    last one (one broken spoke) I had done was free. dunno why, but I think the fella was due to finish his shift and couldn't be bothered. he also took the rear off and made sure that was straight as well.
    The only disability in life is a poor attitude.
  • 964cup964cup Posts: 1,359
    We'd charge you £12.50 plus the cost of the spoke and nipple (anywhere from £1 to silly money depending on the wheel). That assumes the wheel was true before the spoke broke, and that there are no seized nipples or other problems with it.
  • bondurantbondurant Posts: 854
    Thanks all

    I have been quoted £40. Thought it sounded like daylight robbery.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    What wheel is it? How far out of true ?
  • bondurantbondurant Posts: 854
    Rear drive side and a few mm. 32 spoke so not too bad.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,034
    cougie wrote:
    What wheel is it? How far out of true ?

    This is important, some of the weird wheels DT Tricons, Campag Shamals both come to mind can be pricey to true as they need "special" spokes and or tools. £10-£15 at most as said unless its eaten a load of spokes then it might be more.
  • bondurantbondurant Posts: 854
    It's just an Archetype with standard spokes
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 4,093
    Why can't you DIY? It's very straight forward. Honestly.
  • bondurantbondurant Posts: 854
    I suppose I could give it a crack...is it just a question of shoving in a new spoke and tightening?
  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 1,975
    Bondurant wrote:
    I suppose I could give it a crack...is it just a question of shoving in a new spoke and tightening?
    Pretty much yes. Plus a bit more but at a basic easily achievable level yes
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 4,093
    Basically yes. Use your brake callipers to measure trueness.

    Made tiny adjustments as you go
  • bondurantbondurant Posts: 854
    Grazie amigos
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 4,093
    Only thing to make sure is spoke length. Post in the 'handbuild wheels' thread your hub and rim and someone can tell you. I have no idea how to work it out!
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