The title makes presumably little to no sense and is in fact a word-by-word translation of a German expression. I am talking about the wheel of a bike and a certain way it is deformed. I like the German expression since it pretty much describes how the wheel actually looks like. But how do you say it in English?
An obvious option is "The wheel is bent", but this doesn't really specify how it is bent. Maybe one could say "the wheel is twisted" but this doesn't seem right either.
Expressions I have found online inclue "the wheel is out of the true" and "the wheel is crispy" (due to the resemblance to a potato crisp), but for each of them there were people claiming that they had never heard of them (despite being natives).
Is there a catchy way to say it in English?
Edit: Maybe I should clarify what shape I exactly mean. The comment below suggest that bent might actually be the right word, so don't feel put off by me saying it doesn't fit. In my opinion the word to bend could also mean to bend along some straight line, pretty much like to fold. But there is this very specific deformation which is very common with bikes. Just picture the deformation you would need to transform a circle into an eight, not by pinching in the middle but by twisting if you want. But instead of performing the full twist stop half way.