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truing XTR wheels?

pnj

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Casey-Ryan

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I am assuming it would be like any other bladed wheel where all you would need to do is hold the blade and tighten the at the nipple. The Other possibility is you just have a bad spoke and need to replace it.
 

jonKranked

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looks like these are tubeless and hub threaded. there appears to be an insert in the hub which is where you'd probably want to tighten it.
 

pnj

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It appears that the threaded insert in the hub has come loose.

There isn't any way to hold the insert (no slots or place to put a tool).

wtf.

I don't think super glue would hold the insert well enough to allow the spoke to be tightened well...
 

jonKranked

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lbs --> warranty

that's my guess. shimano's wheels, while nice, can be finicky, especially the proprietary designed stuff.
 

pnj

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well, I got them from a friend who probably got them from a sales rep/bro deal from someone. So I'm gunna guess that I can't warranty them?
 

jonKranked

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it'd be worth a shot. worse they'll say is no. point is you should be able to get it fixed one way or another, but you'll probably need to make a trip to the LBS. I'd suggest taking at 6 or 12 pack to help grease the wheels.
 

pnj

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the LBS did say they could fix it. which means I can also fix it... just need to figure out what they would do.
LBS did mention warrenty too but I'd like to talk to my friend that I got them from first(he's out of town, currently)

So for now, I wait.... :/
 

pnj

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[video]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/39380852/Video%20Jul%2022%2C%202%2044%2037%20PM.mov[/video]

kinda crappy video but you can see how fvcked it is...
 
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jeepmauler

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pnj

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awesome, thanks.

I can't take it apart though. There is nothing to hold the sleeve with. I can't get anything to hold to it either.

I can keep trying but as of now, what you see is what I've got. :/
 

jeepmauler

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Can you purchase an entire spoke assembly? Then cut the bad spoke/nut/thingy out and then fix from there? I didn't know that wheel existed till I opened this thread ......so just trying to help from afar.