While driving the old girl today. Some cycle rider told me my left rear rim is bent,and wobbling pretty bad . I did not notice it in the driving. Any ideas how to straighten it. By the way their wire wheels on a 27 T .
John, unless a wire wheel is really out of center, careful, judicious raps with a hammer on the outer spokes will true it. The trick is to determine which spokes are causing it to be out of center to the hub, and tap on the right spokes to correct it. Of course if your wheels are powder coated, it will ruin the coating and if they are painted, you'll have to repaint. I have saved three or four wheels using this method.
Make sure that it is the wheel and not the axle first. Then for a wobbling wheel you can find a bunch of ideas in past threads at:
And probably a bunch more. It is a common issue.
Thanks Terry, I will give that a try.
I also was told one day some years back, that one of my rear wheels was wobbling . It was a bent axle shaft.
We were on a 3 day tour, a friend of mine had followed me,all day the day before. The next morning, we went to gas up and he told me "I followed you yesterday and your left rear wheel wasn't wobbling, this morning it is wobbling."
My axle was broke.
Check axle nut for looseness. Somebody told me that yet everything seemed ok. When I blew my RRear outer seal, I discovered the nut was loose but kept in place by cotter key only .
George n L.A.
"By the way their wire wheels on a 27 T".
The 27 Roadsters, Coupes and Tudors all had wire wheels in 27. Some of the Touring cars and 4 doors still had wood wheels depending on the build date.