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Buggered front rim gives me the shakes!

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' started by thecptn, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Ive had this prob on my sr185 for some time now, ive done a few checks and found out the cause of the shakey handlebars over 60 clicks is caused by the front wheel going side to side slightly, as if its buckled, its an old school spoke rim, any way of having this fixed cheaply? and I do mean cheaply, gaffa tape and parts of other brand bikes do keep this thing floating...seriously. :grin:

  2. Any decent old mechanic should be able to re true the rim with a bit of patience.
    You can have a go yourself, but personally, I ruined a BMX rim by trying it!

    Regards, Andrew.
  3. :LOL: Yeah, adjusting those spokes is harder than it looks.
  4. Ah thanks for that.
  5. push bike info same applies
    remove tyre, soak threads in wd 40 or penetrene (gun oil) works best
    take your time be ready to go to wreckers if you snap a spoke heaps of dead sr 185 around, specalist spoke guy in qld charges $3 each for new spokes will dig up his info if needed but he's at albion in brisbane as is a great bloke just cant think of name has SPOKEZ in it though