In order to tighten bike spokes, the tool needed is a spoke key. Learn about tightening bike spokes to pull the rim to one side with help from an experienced bike mechanic in this free video on bike maintenance.
Hi. I am Russell Gobetz from The Bicycle Planet. Today, I am going to show you how to tighten the bike spokes. Tools you are going to need for this job is a spoke key. You want to just check the spacing in between the brake pad and the rim. You want an even amount of spacing all the way around the rim. In this case we got, it is too close right about here. What you do is you either tighten up the spokes to pull the rim to one side so it pulls it away from there, and you only turn about a quarter turn at a time. And you spread that turn out amongst a few spokes, rather than tightening one up. Then, you just do that until the rim is straight. And that is all you need to do to tighten up bike spokes.