Check Spoke Tension on a Bike Wheel

Edited by Thor, Crystal, Eng, numunupride

Hello and welcome to VisiHow. Today I'm going to show you how to check the spokes on a touring or mountain bike for tension. The reason we check spokes for tension is to see if they are loose. This is because loose spokes can break and cause serious damage to the wheel and rim.

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    What you need to do is to squeeze each spoke to see if there is tension
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    If the spoke is tight you know that it is OK. Check each spoke a couple of times, and if you find one spoke that is loose then you know that it needs to be tightened.
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    To do this, you can take the bike to a bike shop, or you can use a small spanner to tighten the nipple connecting to the rim
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    Do not tighten the nipple too much because this will cause the rim to break.
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    This is how to check spokes for tightness
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    If you have any questions or comments then please leave them in the box below. Goodbye.
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Categories : Bikes & Motorcycles

Recent edits by: Eng, Crystal, Thor

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