Re: After a crash, replacement parts needed. PICS
There's always the old bike shop for the installation of a new alloy replacement rim, or just purchase one of those. Shouldn't cost too much.
With the wheel out, you can simply move loosened spokes from the old rim to the new. By tightening them equally a turn or half turn until tight, the wheel is usually just pretty much round and true, but maybe you can get a wheel jig, or find somebody with a rear caliper brake and use that for the fine truing.
Yes, the chain needs to be shortened- if you have allignment between the sprockets, you may even loose the tensioner- if the chain isn't rubbing the frame chain stay then. Sometimes washers can be used to make small increments in the wheel axle side to side.
Last edited by Nashville Kat; 01-03-2010 at 06:44 PM.