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I'd say that making sure the wheels are pre-stressed should be a standard part of a bike shop's prep of a bike. If you know that your customers are going to come back with wheel that are out of true, why not get it right before the bike goes out the door?


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Typically lower-level wheels are machine built and oftentimes not pre stressed. When you ride the bike, the nipples and spokes will seat themselves into the rim or the hub, changing their length and tension slightly. After a couple rides they will need to be trued. Once or twice is fairly common.


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I'd say it can be normal because there are many factors can stress a wheel and depends on the quality of the wheels, they might need to be trued again. There's an article about how they build wheels at Bontrager: Inside Bontrager Wheel Factory. tldr; Expensive wheels are trued, stressed, trued, and stressed again, trued again. Your wheels were trued in the ...


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You can make a slightly lighter, slightly stronger wheel, and depending on your priorities, it's a cheaper manufacturing process as well (hopefully to be passed on to the consumer), especially when we're talking about carbon fiber. Bead hooks serve virtually no purpose for lower pressure tires. They're designed to bind clincher tires into the rim only when ...


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If a nipple came off, what happened to the loose spoke? Have you been riding with one spoke missing? If that is the case, then you have to get that fixed some time, and for that you will have to remove the tire ans the rim strip, getting access to the holes through wich the nipples are installed in the first place. You the replace the nipple with a new one ...


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use a vaccum!!! works like a charm


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See for a definitive (imho conservative) answer the almighty Sheldon Brown(bottom of page). The rim width can vary a little between wheels. Having said that, I have been running 700-35c Cyclocross knobby tires on standard Shimano Ultegra road racing wheels for years without any issue. Another really good tire for commuting and light offroading (gravel) to ...


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Assuming that spokes are installed correctly, it might simply be that the axle is not centered. i.e. you under tightened the spokes on the side of the rim you built causing spokes to poke out the rim on the other side. it is important to evenly distribute mounted spokes around the rim when building a rim.


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I wouldn't worry too much about crosswinds with 60mm depth. Unless you are a very light rider or live somewhere really windy! Each wheelset handles crosswinds slightly different due to their shape/profile. So it's worth reading the reviews. One thing to bare in mind is what kind of riding you do and how fast you ride: If you ride in a bunch and shelter ...



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