Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hermitage, TN
Bikes: 1986 Cannondale SR300 (full SRAM Apex) 1996 Cannondale R800 (Full SRAM Rival), 1997 Cannondale R200 (Shimano Tiagra), 2012 Cannondale CAAD 10-5, 1992 Bridgestone RB-1 (SRAM Force)
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I was under the impression, according to the seller, the Wheels were built recently and have less than 1000 miles on them. I am in contact with him. Seems ok. A little flustered, but ok.
My main point is checking with Velocity to see what they say about the "crack" photo. I don't expect them to replace the rim with the sidewall damage*. Velocity Aerohead seem highly regarded and both situations are new to me: I've never had a cracked rim or dented sidewalls before**, but then again I've never bought used wheels before, so. . . anyway I was asking you guys 1) how common is this and 2) significant enough to try to get $50 back from the seller for a replacement rim.
*They seem like nice people, anyway
** Well, a Wolber GTX kinda expand a bit at the (weld?) seam but was fine until a head on crash turned it into a pretzel. Here I am lying on the ground, drifting in and out of consciousness, with bone sticking out of my leg and my buddy standing over me saying, "Hey man, look at your wheel!"