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    smashed rotor

    is there a point that too much bend in a rotor renders it useless? smashed mine against a rock during a crash, and i cant quite work out enough of the wobble to get it to work properly. it seems like there is a ripple in it now, and no amount of tweaking has returned it to true...its not the end of the world...but any help or knowledge on this issue would be appreciated.

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    Im no expert, but most here will suggest you just get a new rotor. At least that is what I have learned from many threads here.

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    fair enough....kind of thinking the same thing, guess i was just holding out hope that somehow i wouldnt have to drop the coin on a new one. thanks
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    +1

    Brakes run with such small tolerances that to accept a small amount of rub would make them pulse as the warped bit ran through the pads too.
    Rimmer - "There's an old human saying - if you talk garbage, expect pain"

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    You can try ridding the brakes a bit while going down a really steep hill, then you can take a crescent wrench and true it a bit to the pads. Sometimes heat will make it a lot easier to true

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    make a wall clock out of the bent rotor.

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    Also agree. I had the same thing happen and I spent so much time trying to straighten it out but never could get it right. A simple warp seems to be not too bad but once they get a ripple, it's over in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PB Matrix
    make a wall clock out of the bent rotor.
    +1

    I concur. Or a huge coaster.

    But if you're hellbent (pun intended), and plan on warping the hell out of more rotors, buy a set of Drumstix

    http://www.bikepartsplace.com/discou...tool-drumstix/

    They make rotor truing quite a bit easier, and baking them a bit helps too (the rotor, not the tool).

    May not be worth the money if you don't plan on truing a LOT of rotors, since most new rotors are less than the tool.
    Well, since they gave us a KHS forum, I guess I have to come up with something else for a sig.

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    i now have a new decorative piece of bike art...and a new rotor on my bike.

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    Congrats! Lets see what old man imagination comes up with for the old rotor!
    Well, since they gave us a KHS forum, I guess I have to come up with something else for a sig.

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