I bent the axle on my last campy pista hubset after catching way too many flats. Replaced it with a high-flange record pista (sheriff star) on mavic gel 330 tubular this afternoon (sweeeet.) Wheel came with a 19mm pista tire, but I didn't feel like swapping it so I rode back to work, to the bar, then home. ONE BLOCK from home I hit a cut in the road, flatted, and BENT THE DAMN RIM.
I'm getting solid steel rims and solid rubber tires. ARGH.
De Rosa Corum, custom Kalavinka, Bianchi RC Pista, Cannondale MT Track, Workcycles Gr8
You're not hexed. I am. I flat-spotted two rims this month, the second just a couple of days after building it up to replace the first. Then I fell down the steps in front of my house twice this morning.
All praise the LBS. After a (sober) morning, I rolled my dented Gel330 down to the shop, who successfully hammered out the dent... which is now pretty much invisible.
The last hub, well, let's just say it's meant for retirement. I think the entire -body- of the hub might be bent. I'm ditching the warped rim and i'm going to rebuild the hub with a fresh axle and new bearings/cones... we'll see.