Stiffness of the b.b. effecting the useability of the wheel????!!!!!
I think I love your mechanic!!!!!He's given me the best laugh I've had all week!
I'm doubting the spokes....and less doubting the tyres (but did you test it totally without the tyres??)...and more suspecting a random poorly produced rim (like the tyres....not likely...but it does happen).
What a fascinating thread!
Just remembered all the help I got from this board with those frustrating wheels.
Outcome? The mysterious wobble was never adequately explained or fixed. I exchanged them for a pair of scandium Shimano XTR wheels and have been at peace with the world ever since
Have done a truck load of mtb marathons on those xtr wheels...flawless....and I have never been back to that bike shop. The owner took offence to me "using up hundreds of dollars of (his) mechanics' time" after HE called me in to prove that the wheels he sold me were imbalanced!!!
Apparently MY time that was wasted (sorry kids, no play time with dad, I'm down at the LBS) was inconsequential.
As you can see, it's two years down the track and I still laugh about it!
Thanks for kind help when I needed it, guys!