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Old 07-16-09, 10:48 AM   #1
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rim drilling

if you buy an undrilled rim, where can you have it drilled? can the LBS do that?
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Old 07-16-09, 10:58 AM   #2
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Custom drilling will probably cost as much as the rim, if not more... LBS probably won't have the tools & machinery needed to do a good job. Just curious, where did you find an undrilled rim, and what kind is it?
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Never heard of any lbs drilling a rim! That is something left to a factory with big machines...
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Old 07-16-09, 01:48 PM   #4
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Are you talking about drilling the valve hole for schrader or the whole rim?

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Where the hell did you buy an undrilled rim?
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i saw that milwaukee has some undrilled rims for sale for nearly nothing.
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i saw that milwaukee has some undrilled rims for sale for nearly nothing.
That is called scrap aluminum- if the price ever comes back up
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they look pretty cool. i might buy some to just hang up.
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drilled rims, like, trial rims?
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You should be able to do it yourself with a drillpress and a v block and a lot of measuring. Good luck it shouldn't be that hard
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You should be able to do it yourself with a drillpress and a v block and a lot of measuring. Good luck it shouldn't be that hard
i have never tried that myself, but i could imagine that easily ending up with some funky, out of round rims.
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better ask a pro. http://wheelfanatyk.blogspot.com/


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do it yourself, post before (funny) and after (funnier) pics.
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