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A question for wheel buiders
I am looking at a pair of vintage tubulars with flat spots. This is how he described them:
There is one flat on each rim, about 1-2 inches long and about 4-5mm deep. Both could feasibly be pushed out with a 'rim pusher' - a simple tool that is placed between the hub and the rim (once the wheel has been roughly laced and tensioned) and works like a screw jack to remove the flat. I'm afraid though, I can't guarantee perfect results, but basically, as a professional wheelbuilder I can tell you that they will build into wheels, but I can't say to what exact standard, especially if you're a bit of a perfectionist!
I don't expect perfection but do you think the flat spots could be taken down to 1-2 mm? These rims are very hard to find and I would really like them to be ridable. Your thoughts?
Last edited by iab; 05-29-07 at 06:06 AM.