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Old 11-05-21, 10:48 PM
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is this used rim ok to buy?

wheel set for only $200. the rest of both rims looks great. thought I could use it as back up for my gravel bike and put on some gp 5000 32 when then become available again.

Good condition- few scratches, see pictures. Comes with some excellent condition conti 5000 TL 25c tires. No rotors. 142/100 through axel. Never crashed or needed truing, hubs roll perfect.
just concerned about this gash/nick.
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Old 11-05-21, 11:27 PM
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Hard to say, need a pic of the backside of that to get a better feel for if it is superficial or going through. I wouldn't want to buy them without putting my hands on them and examining up close.
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Obviously the wheel is not in my hand but if the wheel is true and evenly tensioned, check the bead seat area behind that scratch. It looks like its just a scratch, without a dent--if so, I wouldn't hesitate to ride it. I've seen a hell of a lot worse used regularly on a lot of trail bikes...
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thanks guys.

pick them up today! they look great. need to order cassette and disc brakes.
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Good luck. (its not something I would do)
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looks creepy
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I probably wouldn't want to ride them but hey if I had doubts I probably wouldn't have gotten them. Hopefully it is just cosmetic.
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Is that a front or rear?
I assume you're using disc brakes, so you don't have to worry about the brake track.

I don't think I'd use that as-is. I'm trying to imagine how the crack would impact the bead under pressure, and whether it would risk blowing off the side.

Ideally you would grind out the scratch in a taper, pack in new carbon fiber and resin. Clamp, dry/cure, then sand it back smooth and paint.
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this looks like a pretty severe crack to the glued on clincher bead. For sure look at the inside of the bead.

just based on the pic you shared I would not give $20 for them unless you were going to replace the rim

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thanks guys.

pick them up today! they look great. need to order cassette and disc brakes.
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