Mountain Biking - What the...water in rim walls
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02-03-07, 02:32 PM
I was trying out a new trail today that involved crossing a creek of 20 ft span and 8" at the deepest point. Upon tuning my bike later today, I discovered some water sloshing inside the rim walls that had apparently crept in through the valve hole (I use Shcrader valves). Is this a bad thing? What's the best technique to remove it--and prevent for future rides?
02-03-07, 02:39 PM
Have found water in several of my wheels but Not in one set of wheels that use a fabric stick on Rim tape called velo tape. I think you will find that the water is coming in through the Spoke holes rather than the Valve as most valves will seal against the rim. Unless you have the all metal Valve stems that I have recently changed over to.
02-05-07, 11:55 AM
eh... I wouldnt worry about it... unless you where biking under water, then you may want to strip it and let the wawa out.... but a creek crossing here and there is no big deal unless you have steel spokes nips and rims.... if you have alu and brass component wheels... just let it leak and evaporate on its own....
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