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Old 08-11-14, 12:54 PM   #1
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Dodici rim quality?

I recently picked up a dodici 700c rim. One thing I noticed is the holes on the outside that the rim strip would rest on don't looked to be centered on the rim. Didn't know if anyone has had experience with these wheels and this was common or not. The spoke holes are pretty centered so it might not be a big deal? Just me being too anal?
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Most spoke holes aren't supposed to be centered as depicted in this high-quality image:

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I know that, they are also not staggered. Every hole is off to one side. I'll get a picture when I get home.
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Maybe those rims are designed for use with all the spokes on one side.

But, seriously, it looks like some sort of manufacturing error.
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I know that, they are also not staggered. Every hole is off to one side. I'll get a picture when I get home.
Why not just contact Dodici and ask them what's up with your rim?
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Does the hole on the inside of the rim make any difference anyway as long as you can get the spoke connected to the nipple?
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Does the hole on the inside of the rim make any difference anyway as long as you can get the spoke connected to the nipple?
The problem is that the hole is too close on one side of the rim to prevent the rim strip from pushing into the hole, such that the metal edge of the hole might cut into the tube.
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Does the hole on the inside of the rim make any difference anyway as long as you can get the spoke connected to the nipple?
I didn't even think of that. If the holes on the other side are in the right place, it won't really matter.

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The problem is that the hole is too close on one side of the rim to prevent the rim strip from pushing into the hole, such that the metal edge of the hole might cut into the tube.
Velox tape comes in a bunch of different widths. I'm sure one of them will work.
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But then won't the tape get all in the bead seat?
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Velox tape comes in a bunch of different widths. I'm sure one of them will work.
The problem is that if you move the rim tape over to the side of the rim it could interfere with the tire bead seating properly, depending on the design of the rim and tire bead.

Edit, hairnet beat me to it.
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But then won't the tape get all in the bead seat?
Maybe, maybe not. If that's a legitimate worry, he could always use Veloplugs.
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Why not just contact Dodici and ask them what's up with your rim?
Second hand buyer problems. I'll try and lace it up and see what happens, all the spoke holes look good. If it doesn't work out I'll just buy one direct.
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I was going to post a pic but you can see it in the pic hairnet posted. Guess mine isn't alone.
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Second hand buyer problems.
Why would this matter? They still made the rims.

It's not like the dude you bought them from somehow magically moved the spoke holes.
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Why would this matter? They still made the rims.

It's not like the dude you bought them from somehow magically moved the spoke holes.
Lol this is true, I was just under the impression from working in the auto parts industry years ago. The warranty belongs to the original purchaser. Once it changes hands any warranty issues go out the window.
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Why would this matter? They still made the rims.

It's not like the dude you bought them from somehow magically moved the spoke holes.
Having visions of a bored hipster with a bottle of bourbon, a welder, a grinder and a drill, carefully filling each hole, grinding it flat and drilling a new one, no doubt giggling to himself as he did so.
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Having visions of a bored hipster with a bottle of bourbon, a welder, a grinder and a drill, carefully filling each hole, grinding it flat and drilling a new one, no doubt giggling to himself as he did so.
Lol yeah now that you mention it.
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Update on this thread in case anyone ever runs across it. Wheel has about 200 miles on it and is in great shape. No problems truing or with the velotape. She is a heavy girl but other than that no issues with the weird holes, carry on.
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