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    Worn Rims

    Hi,

    My rims have started wear and change color. It looks like deep grooves but they aren't. Is there a surface coating or something that has worn off? They are Mavic T138.

    Thanks.



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    normal. rims wear out eventually
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    It shouldn't be too surprising that rubbing black rubber on metal will make the metal just a little darker as the light reflection surfaces change and the rubber gets entrained into tiny voids in the substrate.
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    The brake pads are probably too hard. Replace with soft pads, I'd try KoolStop salmon (or black) brake pads.

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