Old 03-10-15, 08:35 AM
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As a customer, honesty of a vendor is key. You should tell him about the compromise and explain that in your opinion, the best option without buying a new rim is to keep a little hop in the wheel.

You can even be somewhat blunt about the fact you can't in good conscience take the hop out of the wheel with these components without compromising reliability.

If the hop is only 1.5 mm, you should be able to convince him that it is the right move, with his only reasonable option to pay for a new rim (and potentially spokes unless ERD is the same for the new rim).
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