Help!!!!- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Help!!!!

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: SS-Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    2,585

    Help!!!!

    ok so I'm tighing my spoke's & now the brake pad on the left is rubbing up against the rim what do I do now?????? sort of a noob at this

  2. #2
    Nouveau Retrogrouch SuperModerator
    Reputation: shiggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Posts
    48,236
    Re-dish the wheel
    mtbtires.com
    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: SS-Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    2,585

    um..

    how do I re-dish the wheel? sorry new to messing with wheels

  4. #4
    Nouveau Retrogrouch SuperModerator
    Reputation: shiggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Posts
    48,236
    http://sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html

    Let me guess: You tightened the all left side spokes on the rear wheel.
    mtbtires.com
    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: gmats's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    3,221
    Basic idea is.....think of your wheel as right side/left side. If you tighten the spokes on one side of the wheel, the wheel will be centered (dished) to that side. If you loosen the spokes on one side, the wheel will be centered away from that side. If you tighten evenly on both sides, then the wheel will stay centered on that side but will pull that part of the wheel towards the hub (away from the tire). Hope that helps and makes sense.

    aloha,
    g

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    487
    Just make sure that neither side is over tensioned. If you have tightened too much on one side and try to pull it abck you could over tention it and cause problems.
    If you feel this is the case just loosen the side it is going to and it will move back.

    Either way start at a nipple and work around the wheel, set the spokes (squeeze about med pressure) and then again as needed.

    As well NEVER go more than about a 1/4 turn (quarter turn) per time around or you risk over doing it.

    KIN

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: SS-Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    2,585
    Thanks sorry about the noob question been riding for a while but never really done anything but cleaned & changed my tires!

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: gmats's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    3,221
    Quote Originally Posted by SS-Rider
    Thanks sorry about the noob question been riding for a while but never really done anything but cleaned & changed my tires!
    No worries. We have to learn some how. Good luck, hope it all works out.

    aloha,
    g

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: SS-Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    2,585

    Crap...

    now it seems to be worse it's still rubbing I think I might have to take it to my LBS I hope I can figure this out

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.