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Old 09-10-19, 09:05 PM
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It is a hack move.
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Old 09-11-19, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by mpetry912 View Post
Hope I am not the only one who would consider that rim unuseable.
You are not the only one.

That rim is toast, kaput, gone. Please do not ride it. This is not a matter of aesthetics. There isn't enough metal left there for structural stability, and beyond that the bead hook is severely compromised. It's time to rebuild it with a new rim.
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Old 09-11-19, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Loose Chain View Post
As much as that is a dufus move, if Presta stems get any longer I may begin to consider it as the lesser of evils.
Are they getting longer, though? I remember that tubes with 60-80mm stems were common when I got into road biking ca 2008, but I have no trouble finding Presta tubes with 32mm stems today, which I consider a reasonable length. The spare 700C tube I keep in my office has a 40mm stem, and that came from the local bike shop.
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Old 09-11-19, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Are they getting longer, though? I remember that tubes with 60-80mm stems were common when I got into road biking ca 2008, but I have no trouble finding Presta tubes with 32mm stems today, which I consider a reasonable length. The spare 700C tube I keep in my office has a 40mm stem, and that came from the local bike shop.
Rims are getting deeper for minimal aero gains. That's the problem.

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Old 09-11-19, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Rims are getting deeper for minimal aero gains. That's the problem.

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So, some tubes have longer stems. As long as tubes are readily available with short stems, there ain't no problem.
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Old 09-11-19, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
So, some tubes have longer stems. As long as tubes are readily available with short stems, there ain't no problem.
Honestly, so long as a good availability of tube lengths are out there, neither should be much of an issue.

Speaking of which, have you walked into a bike shop recently and asked for 18" tires narrower than 1.75"? Next to impossible, if you can even find a shop with 18's to begin with. The pinnacle of this irony was when I walked into an LBS that deals in Bromptons and has three of them on display and got the same "fergit it" response.

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No worries fellas that that rim is in my recycle bin at this very moment. I bought a dozen polished H+Son TB14 on a closeout sale so I never have to try to eke some more miles from rims.
I called the seller, he thought it looked odd when he changed flats, said he rode the thing for years around the neighborhood with his kids, good thing he did not hit anything at speed anywhere near the stem hole.

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Old 09-11-19, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Speaking of which, have you walked into a bike shop recently and asked for 18" tires narrower than 1.75"? Next to impossible, if you can even find a shop with 18's to begin with. The pinnacle of this irony was when I walked into an LBS that deals in Bromptons and has three of them on display and got the same "fergit it" response.

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Oh man, I would shame them on social media for that!
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Old 09-11-19, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Oh man, I would shame them on social media for that!
Nope, they've been good to me (and the program I work for) otherwise. Someone else will have to complain about that

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