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Old 05-13-10, 07:46 AM   #1
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Where's the wear? (on this wheelware)



No groove--Says it has "internal wear indicator"--anybody familiar?

picture failed--it's Mavic A319

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Not familiar with the specific rim, but it's possible that the extrusion has an internal stripe of different material or color which shows through when you wear down to it. To be sure, I suggest you contact Mavic customer support and ask them specifically since any indicator is useless if users don't know what it is or why it's there.
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http://www.tech-mavic.com/tech-mavic...ucts/2_119.pdf
When there is too much wear on the rim, a little hole appears on each of the 2 braking surfaces of the rim. Depending on the adjustment of the brake pads, it is possible for the wear indicator to appear on only one of the 2 braking surfaces. In any case, the appearance of the wear indicator on at least one of the 2 braking surfaces means that the sidewalls are too thin, and it could be dangerous to continue to use the rim. It should be replaced as soon as possible.
The position of the wear indicator is marked by 2 yellow arrows on the stickers on the rim, opposite the valve hole.
Refer to the chart on the previous page to find out which rims offer this internal wear indicator.
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since any indicator is useless if users don't know what it is or why it's there.
well put.
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When there is too much wear on the rim, a little hole appears on each of the 2 braking surfaces of the rim. Depending on the adjustment of the brake pads, it is possible for the wear indicator to appear on only one of the 2 braking surfaces. In any case, the appearance of the wear indicator on at least one of the 2 braking surfaces means that the sidewalls are too thin, and it could be dangerous to continue to use the rim. It should be replaced as soon as possible.
The position of the wear indicator is marked by 2 yellow arrows on the stickers on the rim, opposite the valve hole.
Refer to the chart on the previous page to find out which rims offer this internal wear indicator.
Sure enough I see the 2 yellow arrows on the label with an unintelligible symbol. I think it's saying that I will see 2 red dots. Thanks, Guys!
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