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Old 08-03-07, 04:35 PM   #1
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Rim spoke eyelet cracks

Picked up a set of wheels cheap. Spun the one in question, saw it would need some truing, but did not see a problem. Started truing and noticed the following:




I am thinking this rim is not going to be one that I want to ride.
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You are thinking correctly. That rim is toast.

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You are thinking correctly. That rim is toast.

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Yup. And the nipple has been rounded off because someone over tightened it. Keep the hub, trash the rest.
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And people say eyeletted rims are the best
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Those spokes must have been waaaay too tight at some point in time. And yes, the rims are trash now.
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Too bad...it's mate is perfect. Suntour Superbe small flange and Araya 700c rims. But for what I paid, the hubs by themselves were a steal. Thanks all for confirming my thoughts.
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