True or false? The acceptable limit when truing a wheel
francovendee, via the forum
Since it’s your bike and you’re doing the work, you get to decide whether you have done an acceptable job… You might conclude it’s fine, provided the rim doesn’t touch either block during a wheel revolution, and you can’t sense the wobble when riding. Radial run-out feels worse than side-to-side – and is for many people harder to cure. Consider buying an authoritative book on the subject, such as Gerd Schraner’s The Art of Wheelbuilding.
Cycle’s Technical Editor