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    Senior Member rfmarotti's Avatar
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    Should I worry about this? [pictures]

    So Ive had my road bike for about 3 weeks now ('06 Scott Speedster S30, purchased used from original owner's daughter (original owner deceased; not bike-related)) figured it was time to figure out how to change a tire. Read this about removing tires without levers: http://www.teamestrogen.com/content/asa_levers

    tried it; it worked. Figured I'd give the rim a look since i bought the bike used. rim tape looked good, everything else looked good, until i saw this:



    other side of rim:



    It looks like a small crack. it's not really visible on the exterior, can only really see it on the inside of the rim with the tires off like this. Is this a huge problem? A tiny problem? Am I risking catastrophic failure? The rims are Alex R500s.

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    No, more than that. Keep going. There you go.

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    doesn't look like a problem, you might see that on both rims.

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    That is probably the seam of the rim. its normal.
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    yep, pic isn't great but it's probably the seam. they do have to join the two sides together somehow

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    I was thinking seam also. Probably nothing.
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    I agree that it's the seam.

    Take a look; I bet it's 180 degrees from the valve stem, and the rim label is over top of it.
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    Oh! No! It's not a problem. I just took out an insurance policy out on you Hee Hee (Mechanic theme)

    Looks good. Hea! I actually have one of those too

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    that is some clean rim tape
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    Thanks everyone. I'll ride it with confidence (as soon as this bay area monsoon let's up.) @rumrunn I know! I mean the bike was supposedly used heavily for at least a year. I expected a horror show. Don't think it's an issue of new replacements either as the tube was labelled a Scott tube and the rims matchup with the bikepedia stats.
    No, more than that. Keep going. There you go.

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    Senior Member rfmarotti's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    I agree that it's the seam.

    Take a look; I bet it's 180 degrees from the valve stem, and the rim label is over top of it.
    It is, in fact, 180 degress from the valve stem.
    No, more than that. Keep going. There you go.

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