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    Clydesdale, for now. belfast-biker's Avatar
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    RIMS! Is it fecked, or am I going MAD?



    MY rims are very uneven, on either side. One side is only slightly curved in, the other is curved in big time. Is that just something I've missed, or is it new wheel time?
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    My apologies for drawing a phallus BTW. Somethings you don't realise until it's too late....
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    Looks like extreme brake wear because you never cleaned your rim or had dirt/metal imbedded in your brake pad.
    If you continue to ride it it will eventually crack and fail radially.

    Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by powers2b
    Looks like extreme brake wear because you never cleaned your rim or had dirt/metal imbedded in your brake pad.
    If you continue to ride it it will eventually crack and fail radially.

    Enjoy

    Yeah, I let the brakes wear down the metal a while ago...

    "crack and fail radially" sounds like not the sort of thing I'd want at speed.
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    Rear wheel - you may survive.
    Front wheel - Make sure your dental insurance is paid up.

    Enjoy

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    +1 - Replace the rim, or be ready to replace some teeth.

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    Damn, cheers for the info all.


    Will leave the bike till I can get new wheels. I take it it's a cheap to replace the whole wheel in these cases?
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    Quote Originally Posted by belfast-biker
    Damn, cheers for the info all.


    Will leave the bike till I can get new wheels. I take it it's a cheap to replace the whole wheel in these cases?
    If the hub is nice, rebuild the wheel with new rim and new spokes. Or at least don't throw out the hub when you get a whole new wheel. Rim + spokes, you're probably looking at $60US at least. A shop will charge for the build, but it's easy enough to do yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spider-man
    If the hub is nice, rebuild the wheel with new rim and new spokes. Or at least don't throw out the hub when you get a whole new wheel. Rim + spokes, you're probably looking at $60US at least. A shop will charge for the build, but it's easy enough to do yourself.

    after my inability to replace brakes, i think I'll not be doing any more diy on the bike for a while.
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    after my inability to replace brakes, i think I'll not be doing any more diy on the bike for a while.
    You have a point there. But if you ever did want to build a wheel, a front wheel would be where to start.

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