Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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+1 It's time to rebuild the wheel
Those aren't o-ring seals of any kind. They're structural eyelets riveted to the rim. The nipple head is now resting in an oversized hole with nothing to spread the load. The rim is well on the way to the end. Soon cracks will appear then the nipples will pull through.
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