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I’ve been riding for three years, two years on what I would call a decent bike, not a Wally World bike but a bike that cost close to $2000 brand new.  I take care of this bike and have regular service done do it.  In fact, I just got it out of the shop about two weeks ago.  I’m on my way home after riding about ten miles I started hearing a rubbing sound coming from where I thought my front tire.  I stopped and adjusted the front brake and thought I had fixed it.  Not only did I not fix the problem, the rubbing got worse the closer I got toward home.  Once I made it home I had determined that my rear tire was way out of round.  So much so that while spinning the tire it would be stopped by the break pads shortly after spinning the tire.

As I stated earlier, I’ve been riding for about three years and I’ve never had this happen to me before.  I’ve been searching for the causes but all I’ve been able to find so far is how to fix it.  It must be a common occurrence because there’s sure a lot of videos on how to true the wheel. Being that I don’t have any of the tools nor the time needed to learn to true the wheel a trip to the shop will be in order for tomorrow.

“Life Goes On!”

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