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Everyone that rides a light road bike long enough eventually has this happen to them regardless of the bike. It is terrifying and many people never trust their bike again after that, but it's not the bike. Speed wobbles on a bike are always blamed on the components or frame, but are almost always caused by a harmonic interaction between the rider and ...


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I've never had a wobble on a bicycle, but have experienced it on a motorcycle a few times. I wouldn't expect uneven spoke tension to cause it, unless you have multiple spokes with near zero tension. The first thing I'd check is if your headset is really loose. On a motorcycle, it's usually a problem on the BACK that causes a wobble. Maybe a REALLY loose ...


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A stronger and better riding wheel is gained from a more even spoke tension. Might be an idea to take the wheel to a get it re-tensioned. ie. slacking off the tension on the wheel and then re-tensioning and truing. High speed wobble is a bit of an enigma. Given the speed you were travelling - 40mph - the wheel would be spinning at about 500RPM. The ...


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There is a lot of material online about the causes of speed wobbles, but I haven't seen spoke tension as a common cause. It usually something created by, and stopped by, rider position rather than anything on the bike (I know you didn't want to read that). Just a thought though: wouldn't uneven spoke tension show up in the wheel not being "true"? In any ...


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Machine-built wheels are known to need re-truing after the first several rides, but not after that. This is because machines don't do stress-relief of the wheel. On a mountain bike of medium quality, I would expect spoke re-truing to be needed at most once per year. As far I know, tension of the spokes is the only thing, that is responsible to keep the ...


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You should wash and inspect the rim for cracks. I had a rear wheel that would not stay true, the problem was small cracks around the nipple holes in the rim. The nipples were slowly cracking through over a period of weeks. only a few were doing this so the tension was held by neighboring spokes. thus the only symptom was going out of true. pluck the spokes ...


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A well built wheel should go years without needed truing. If you are truing the wheel every 2 months something is wrong with the build. There's no way to know via the internet, but my guess is that it's one of two things. The rim is bent slightly and requires significantly uneven tension in the spokes to get the rim true. There isn't enough tension in ...



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