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Zipp 202 + car = oops

Old 08-06-11, 11:03 AM
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Zipp 202 + car = oops

Had the wheel leaning against the side of the car and backed up, and drove off. Not exactly sure what the heck happened in terms of where and how the wheel met the car. There's some minor knicks in the carbon and the skewer also has a nice gash in it. It's got maybe 1/4" of side to side hop. Is that something that can be trued?
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Old 08-06-11, 11:43 AM
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Nicks in the carbon? On a wheel you drove your car over?

If it's not safe to ride, guess how you're going to find out...
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Old 08-06-11, 11:45 AM
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if it with in 10 mm yes the wheel can be re-trued, your is about 6.5 mm so yes it can be .
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Old 08-06-11, 12:00 PM
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Nick meaning bsaically a rock scratched through the top enamel coat. It didn't get run over entirely, I just don't know exactly what happened. I'm guessing it caught the edge of the vehicle tire or something. I didn't feel or see anything I'm just mainly trying to determine if this is a total loss... but I'm going to be taking it to the shop.
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Taking it to the shop (good job) is the best option. If it's really just a scratch it's fine. If there's an actual crack in the carbon then it's a write-off. Telling the difference requires seeing it in person. If you do plan to replace it with a new one you might get a discount on the new one if you tell them what you did.
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