Monday Blues: Wheel Deflection

Wheel deflection. Sometimes a rock, a boulder, a curb or other immovable object. A pothole casting a dent into one of a paired hoop. Or maybe as little as an accumulation of miles, of bumps in the road, or ruts in the trail. A slight wobble in a previously straight rotation, a rubbing of a brake pad in regular rhythm.

The fix is… easy? A tightening and an opposite loosening to correct the flaw, perfect the track. 

Or make it worse.

We hope to never suffer a full taco collapse, in the back country, forced to wield a rock as hammer pounding out some semblance of round. Fortunately, this time, this distorted, deformed, something less than optimally round, is merely a shadow of the real wheel.