Good-Bye! Been great! Had lots of Fun!
Four years of fun, good times but it's now time to move on! Everything comes to an end sooner or later. Infortunately it's time to say goodbye!
Looked back at my log, been 4 years and just a little over 20,000 miles. Great miles, fun miles but now, my Velocity Deep V has gone on to wheel heaven! But in a good way, a respectable way. Still true just not dependable at this point.
I did a 50 hilly miler on Thursday (got out of jury duty early) so went for a ride. Along the way I noticed a thump thump thump while braking. Pulled over only to discover what seemed to be a dent in the rim. I don't remember hitting anything but who knows. When I get home I see that the edge of the rim near the bead is outward. I took the tire off, did a little body work and straightened it back into place. I don't do bodywork but the thing looked pretty darn good! So day off on Friday, I do a 100 miler just to see if I can the day after the hilly 50. It was tough but I did it!...Flat ride but windy and my legs are toast!
I figured it would be a good test to see if the wheel would hold. It's still true!...Unfortunately the edge of the rim near the bead made it's way back outward. Then my brain finally snapped. If I had hit something , it would have moved inward, D'UUHH! But moving outward I inspected the wheel only so see a small split in a crease. Darn, it was scored along the braking surface and must have weakened allowing the pressure of my big butt and the tire to bend the edge outward!
Oh well, not taking any chances, it's done! But 20,000 happy miles and 4 years of fun. I've never gotten that out of another rim. But all good things must come to an end!...But the sucker is still TRUE!