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Old 01-24-2014, 04:11 PM   #1
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Front wheel, how bent is bent?

My front wheel is slightly bent(previous owner wrecked it). Is it bad enough that I should replace it? I've been riding the bike for several months and it seems to ride fine other than a slight vibration around 130-140kph.


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Old 01-24-2014, 04:21 PM   #2
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If you are doing those speeds on it, and can live with it like that, then I don't know what problems might arise. But I'm not saying they won't.

Is it a dent or a bend? You should post a pic or two and see if a tire vendor will comment.

Not clear: Was the rest of your current bike attached to the front wheel when the wreck occurred? That is, did you buy the wheel bent and add to your bike, or did the previous owner of your bike wreck it?
  • Have you checked that the forks are not bent, or tweaked in the triple trees at all?
  • Do the brake disks make any noise or vibrate at any point from "no brakes applied" to "forceful braking"?
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:29 PM   #3
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I guess I should clarify. It is a dent, not bent. The other side of the wheel seems true.
It has a DENT from the previous owner wrecking the bike. I had to replace one of the forks. Brakes are good.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:36 PM   #4
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My front wheel is slightly bent(previous owner wrecked it). Is it bad enough that I should replace it? I've been riding the bike for several months and it seems to ride fine other than a slight vibration around 130-140kph.

replace rim? nahhhh....just do like I do and push through the vibration up to 150kph. It should stabilize out just fine.
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You can have that straightened for under $100 at A1 Wheel off Carrot St. In Spring.
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Sounds like bad head shake or a tank slapper waiting to happen defently fix it
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You can have that straightened for under $100 at A1 Wheel off Carrot St. In Spring.
That would be great but I won't be in Houston for a few more months.
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