Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
wheel buiilding is pretty simple, but most ppl wont attempt it because it looks tought lol

sure your first couple wheels may not be exactly true but you will get better

so getcha a new rim and you can probably re-use the spokes but new spokes always helps
 

·
Former Bike Wrench
Joined
·
15,976 Posts
EJames1226 said:
The front wheel on my fairly new trek is bent, not even rideable, should i throw the wheel away or is there somebody that rebuilds them? Hate to throw stuff away.
You can recycle the rims, nipples, and spokes so technically your not throwing anything away.

Build or have built a new wheel on your existing hub:thumbsup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
440 Posts
EJames1226 said:
The front wheel on my fairly new trek is bent, not even rideable, should i throw the wheel away or is there somebody that rebuilds them? Hate to throw stuff away.
if this is a stock wheel then forget... a new one will be cheaper unless you rebuild it yourself
 

·
trail addict
Joined
·
1,866 Posts
EJames1226 said:
The front wheel on my fairly new trek is bent, not even rideable, should i throw the wheel away or is there somebody that rebuilds them? Hate to throw stuff away.
Make a picture frame out of the rim.... for a really cool MTB shot.
 

·
Just Ride !
Joined
·
842 Posts
I agree with Alez K , depending on what the wheel cost your better of getting a new one .
Taking it to a bike shop is going to be expencive and likely not worth it .I wouldnt mind at all learning how to do it myself depending whats bent and how much for the parts .
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top