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Old 03-25-09, 12:32 PM   #1
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Gap in Open Sports...Problem?

I just received two Open Sport rims and one has a gap in between where the two halves are bonded. The gap is maybe 1mm at the widest. The two halves do line up but there is a gap none the less. Will this is result in faster brake pad wear or anything else more serious or is it something I can disregard? The rims are new.

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Sounds scary. Can you see daylight through the gap? Sounds like a defect for sure.
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I just received two Open Sport rims and one has a gap in between where the two halves are bonded. The gap is maybe 1mm at the widest. The two halves do line up but there is a gap none the less. Will this is result in faster brake pad wear or anything else more serious or is it something I can disregard? The rims are new.

Thanks for any insight.
They are defective, return.
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Sure are.
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no they are not defective! they are a pinned rim. this happens to many pinned rims at the seam. when you lace up the wheel the tension from the spokes will close the gap. seen it plenty. just built an open sport with the same issue, its rolling great
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no they are not defective! they are a pinned rim. this happens to many pinned rims at the seam. when you lace up the wheel the tension from the spokes will close the gap. seen it plenty. just built an open sport with the same issue, its rolling great
You can see through the gap on the brake surface sides but not if you're looking down into the rim. I'm going to go ahead and agree with rtruectoc. It was an Ebay purchase with no returns. We'll see how they build up.

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