Problem with rear rim braking surface
New guy here. looking forward to learning lots!
I recently got a great deal on a 2006 Fuji Team Pro. (Mint condition for $500!) Everything is great, however, when braking the rear wheel, I get these "bumps" in my braking.
After checking out the rear wheel, I realized that there is an uneven "seam" on the braking surface where the metal joint is uneven. When this seam gets to the brake, it catches on the pad, making this "bump" during braking.
I had some 600 grit sandpaper and tried sanding down the seam making it less harsh. I took off the jagged edge about 50%.
Is this okay to do, or should I stop and take it to the LBS?