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Old 10-06-03, 10:30 AM   #1
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Rim Tape

I couldn't find any direct topics to answer this question:

1) Is there a recommended mileage interval to check or replace the velox rim tape on road wheels? No problems with the wheels so far, but it's only a matter of time. I'd like to prevent that if I could.
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Old 10-06-03, 02:13 PM   #2
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Keep the positive attitude!!! I haven't replaced it yet on my rear wheel, and it's 8 years old and has about 15K miles on it. I only have new stuff on the front because I have a new front wheel. If it ain't broke, don't go looking for stuff to fix. Go for a ride instead.

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Old 10-06-03, 02:19 PM   #3
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Your rim would probably need replacing or go bad before the tape will. I've reused the same velox tape over 3 wheel rebuilds. It must be over 10 years old. Nothing wrong with that.

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Good to hear. That makes me more comfortable. Going for a quick ride now to forget about the worries. Yeah, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Velox is not on my preventive maintenance schedule. I replace it only when it loses its adhesion and I can no longer rely on it to protect my innertube.
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If it ain't broke, don't go looking for stuff to fix. Go for a ride instead.

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I like your philosophy!!!

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