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truing XTR wheels?

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  1. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    I have a pair of XTR wheels and one of the spokes is loose. really really loose. It looks like the spoke gets tightened, not the nipple. But when I tighten/twist the spoke, it doesn't get tighter....

    Do I need to tighten the end of the spoke where it goes into the hub?

    I don't know what size allen wrench I would need...

    The wheels are similar to these.

    http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/t...H/EV-WH-M975-F-2623_v1_m56577569830608660.pdf
     

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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.
     
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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.
     
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    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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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...
     
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    lbs --> warranty

    that's my guess. shimano's wheels, while nice, can be finicky, especially the proprietary designed stuff.
     
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    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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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?
     
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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.
     
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    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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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.... :/
     
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    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    How do you guys feel about JB Weld...?
     
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    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    thats like asking how we feel about duct tape
     
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    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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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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    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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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. :/
     
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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.