Thread: Wheel Balance
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:21 PM
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Default Re: Wheel Balance

Balancing is easy as long as you're not using 'Slime' in your tubes. If you are, forget it. Raise the wheel so it spins freely. The front wheel is easy the back requires removal of the chain. Let the wheel rotate and when it stops the heavy side is at the bottom. You can use solder and wrap it around the spokes at the light side of the rim until the wheel will stop at any point and not show a heavy side. Your bearings need to be good, well adjusted and lubricated and you need to assure that there is no friction acting on the wheel to interfer with rotation. As I said at the start. 'Slime' or any similiar product in the tube will make balancing impossible due to it moving around inside the tube.
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