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Dec
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awarded  Popular Question
May
31
comment Best brake pads for long distance travelling?
Then whatever type of rubber is used on that brake pad. :)
May
31
answered Best brake pads for long distance travelling?
Mar
24
comment misaligned wheel - could this cause problems?
@lantius - Agreed. It was a Sunday night in Prague and I was in a pinch, so I took what I could get. Either way it didn't cost much, and allowed me to finish my tour. Meanwhile I found a nearby Trek dealer who is familiar with these wheels, and will gladly help me out. Again, thank you for bringing the offset spoke bed to my attention.
Mar
23
comment misaligned wheel - could this cause problems?
@Neil: Done... It too me a second to find the Edit button.
Mar
23
comment misaligned wheel - could this cause problems?
I believe lantius nailed the problem (the Bontrager Maverick rim offset spoke bed), but it still boils down to using the old (and wrong) spokes with the new rim. My worry is having 20kg of gear on the bike and having spokes pop due to the high tension. I may try to find a dealer who is more familiar with how these wheels are built, and just get the entire thing redone. I love this bike too much not to do it. Thanks for the reply!
Mar
23
awarded  Scholar
Mar
23
accepted misaligned wheel - could this cause problems?
Mar
23
comment misaligned wheel - could this cause problems?
The offset spoke bed is interesting and almost certainly the cause of this. My Trek 520 is a 2007 model (glad I mentioned it now) and I was feverishly trying to find a similar Bontrager rim to replace it. Unfortunately, options are limited on Sunday nights when on tour. It was replaced by a RemerX rim (Czech brand, no surprise since this happened in Prague) and I'll bet anything it doesn't have this offset spoke bed. Thanks! Knowing the cause eases my mind a lot.
Mar
23
awarded  Supporter
Mar
23
awarded  Editor
Mar
23
revised misaligned wheel - could this cause problems?
correction
Mar
23
awarded  Student
Mar
22
comment misaligned wheel - could this cause problems?
I messed up with my original post. I meant to write that the wheel is off center relative to the bike frame. It's not much, but noticeable if you look. Thanks for the reply.
Mar
22
comment misaligned wheel - could this cause problems?
This is embarrassing.. I meant to write that the wheel was off center relative to the bike frame. So basically, the tire is slightly closer to the frame on one side. We're talking perhaps 1/2 a centimeter.
Mar
22
asked misaligned wheel - could this cause problems?