How do you rear a bike wheel on Dish?

What does dishing a bike wheel mean?

Bicycles are designed with the front and rear wheels centered over the midplane of the bike. If the wheels are not centered, or out of dish, the bike can handle poorly.

Is a dishing tool necessary?

The best way to ensure that the wheel is properly dished, and thus an accurate alignment check, is with a dishing tool. Bottom line, if you can afford the TS-2, a dishing tool shouldn’t be a major expense, and is worth the cost, even if you only use it as a final, double check of the truing stand.

How do you center the rear wheel on a road bike?

To adjust wheel centering, open the quick release, move the wheel either left or right until the wheel appears centered, then close the quick release. For non-quick release wheels, loosen the axle nuts and center the wheel, then tighten the nuts fully. 8. Inspect the brake alignment to make sure it’s not rubbing.

How much does it cost to dish a wheel?

If the wheel is fixable–it generally looks good but has a wobble–you can expect your local bike shop to charge $20 – $30 to true it using professional equipment like a truing stand for the perfect line and roundness.

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