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Old 12-03-20, 08:20 PM
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Reload this Page Chip in rim near lip: Will this lead to frequent flats?

So, I hit a rock (or something) on today's last gasp of fall ride. I blew both sidewall and tube at once, ruining that nice plan.

So i know i need to deburr this with an emory cloth, but I'm wondering if the chip location will make recurring flats happen, and how i could best deal with this. Do I fill the gap? These (brand new) Rims are vertically and horizontally true, so its just the chip. Any advice would be appreciated!

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You might very lightly remove any burrs on the rim, but it doesn't look that bad to me. Wheel still true?


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Thanks for the img assist! Yes, vert and horizontally true. At this point i'm only really concerned about––and i have no idea if this is just a fiction i've concocted––that each time the gouge is perpendicular to pavement, the tire might compress into the space and will weaken, possibly tear, the sidewall at that point...
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Originally Posted by gcartellli View Post
Thanks for the img assist! Yes, vert and horizontally true. At this point i'm only really concerned about––and i have no idea if this is just a fiction i've concocted––that each time the gouge is perpendicular to pavement, the tire might compress into the space and will weaken, possibly tear, the sidewall at that point...
I think that if you remove the burrs, taking off the minimum material, you will be fine.
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My only concern would be cutting an innertube during installation when you forget that it's there. Smooth out the sharp edges and it will be fine.
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Originally Posted by gcartellli View Post
So, I hit a rock (or something) on today's last gasp of fall ride. I blew both sidewall and tube at once, ruining that nice plan.

So i know i need to deburr this with an emory cloth, but I'm wondering if the chip location will make recurring flats happen, and how i could best deal with this. Do I fill the gap? These (brand new) Rims are vertically and horizontally true, so its just the chip. Any advice would be appreciated!

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