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    hairline crack around nipple on rim, welding??

    There are some hairline cracks around two nipples on my rim.
    I do want to keep the wheel (it's an old school campy sewup).
    The best way I could think of is get someone weld it.
    Anyone tried? thanks.

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    It's toast!
    The metal is fatigued. Even if you could weld it, you'll have more cracks on the way.

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    Agree with the above post. You cannot weld cracks in a rim. Have to replace the rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grinderbob View Post
    There are some hairline cracks around two nipples on my rim.
    I do want to keep the wheel (it's an old school campy sewup).
    The best way I could think of is get someone weld it.
    Anyone tried? thanks.
    Time for a new rim.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    All rims wear like brake pads and tires.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    Use it on a display bike.

    Back years ago, my campy road pedals with black alloy cages kept cracking, I tried welding them using a TIG welder, and they then cracked next to the weld bead, most likely they were a non-weldable alloy such as 7075?

    Such were the "good old days" of cycling....did I mention wool shorts with real leather chamois....

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    cry of campi

    with a little tear-- i know-- put your sew ups under your bed and buy somenew old ones--- sob

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    ya know its funny-- I threw away a pair of these bands whenI was younger thinking nobody rides tubu. anymore--- boy was I dumb!

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