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How to fix a wonky bicycle wheel?

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
Me and the Mrs both have bikes and we like to go for a cycle.
The other week she fell off hers - no laughing now...ok just a little :) now the front wheel seems to spin wonky.
I've just tried tighting the spokes but it doesnt seem to make any difference (am I meant to identify a particular one?) anyway hoping someone can help?

Failing that anyone know how much a new 26" wheel is going to cost me?
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:eIMTDRreU9YjhM:http://www.shipmentoffail.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/fail2it9.jpg

just kidding - how about calling a local bicycle shop
1 Like #2
Its buckled mate!!! Need a new wheel!!! All my bikes have ended up like this!!! lol :oops:
1 Like #3
Lie it down on a flat surface and stand on the rim.
#4
http://raleigh.co.uk/p_range.aspx?range=Wheels
Raleigh Components then select type of wheel.
#5
kippy
just kidding - how about calling a local bicycle shop


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The bike shop near me is closed today :( and as its nice weather we wanted to go for a cycle this afternoon.

To be honest I think its going to simply be a matter of taking it to them next Saturday and seeing what they can do (repair or replace) but hoping a HUKD'er might come to the rescue with some advice that will solve the problem today
1 Like #6
You don't tighten all the spokes, as this will simply keep the buckle.

If the buckle isn't bad, you need a spoke key and then turn the bike upside down, and then see which spokes need tightening to pull the rim back into alignment.
1 Like #7
If tightening fails....perhaps there's a carboot on near you. Go along and you may find a wheel! :)
#8
Thanks to all for help, had a look at her bike and the brake pads are worn as well etc...

Just been in Toys R Us and they had a new full size one for £49.99 so think will go with that option.

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