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in my own experience, sometimes warped rims are just that: warped. if the wheel was completely de-tensioned, and it is still not true...you might be out of luck. generally speaking, once aluminum has been bent, it has been structurally compromised, and in the bicycle world bent aluminum frames are dangerous territory. so i would think that would apply ...


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You need a good book, and, unfortunately, no really good books on bike maintenance have been written in about 20 years. Two that you might be able to buy used are: Effective Cycling By John Forester MIT Press, 1984 The All New Complete Book of Bicycling By Eugene A. Sloane Simon & Schuster, 1980 Both contain decent discussions of wheel building and ...


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Not a full answer, but using an answer block instead of a comment as the bits in the comments can get lost quickly and your question is generating a good number of comments. Read Daniel R. Hicks' comments on good and correct sized spoke wrenches. This is key, you will think they all fit correctly, you want the smallest one that fits or you will strip your ...



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