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stmalk 07-16-21 03:42 PM

Himiway Rear Rim Pierced Through
 
Hello
My friend's Himiway Cruiser gets flats every other week, despite of Mr.Tuffy and Tannus liners installed together. But today it went overboard. Huge bolt somehow went through the rim itself. Do you think it is still rideable if cleaned and filed off? Or we need to start long, expensive and painful process of rim replacement?

Thanks
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cat0020 07-16-21 06:19 PM

That sucks.
Time for new wheel or rebuild the wheel with new rim.

speedy25 07-18-21 11:31 PM

Fat tire bikes have lightening holes drilled in the rims that the rim strips cover up. I dont see any reason why you cant do a similar thing. I doubt if the typical rubber liner would work, but I'm sure you can find some sort of stiffer polymer to keep the tube inside the rim.

-SP

veganbikes 07-20-21 07:31 PM

Would you want to ride a rim like that? I wouldn't.

cat0020 07-21-21 06:59 AM

Pre-drilled rims can save good amount of weight from the rims, combine with quality wheel build they can result in strong reliable wheels.
Depending on your usage, that may be a good option.
https://i.imgur.com/r0AYAAv.jpg

2old 07-21-21 09:22 AM

If you can drill out safely as above, I agree; otherwise trash the rim and rebuild the wheel.

Pop N Wood 07-21-21 02:39 PM

Have to agree with veganbikes on this one. You need a new rim.

veganbikes 07-21-21 07:29 PM

Keep in mind rims drilled with holes were designed to have those holes. This was not a hole that was designed to be there.

fooferdoggie 07-21-21 07:33 PM


Originally Posted by veganbikes (Post 22152350)
Keep in mind rims drilled with holes were designed to have those holes. This was not a hole that was designed to be there.

plus this is a very low quality rim. I have seen this brand with gaps in the butt joint.

CliffordK 07-21-21 08:00 PM


Originally Posted by veganbikes (Post 22152350)
Keep in mind rims drilled with holes were designed to have those holes. This was not a hole that was designed to be there.

The rims already have 33 to 37 holes from the factory.

That hole looks like it has dented the rim slightly going in. But, if the wheel can be trued, and the nearby spoke brought up to reasonable tension, the rim will likely have a long life.

:foo:

I'd probably remove the bolt and the nearby spoke.
Then work on flattening the rim with a hammer, anvil, and perhaps a couple of blocks of wood. Reassemble, tension, and true up the wheel.

What does it look like if you remove the rim tape, and rotate it 180 and reinstall? Is it rubber or plastic?

CliffordK 07-21-21 08:06 PM


Originally Posted by stmalk (Post 22144671)
Do you think it is still rideable if cleaned and filed off? Or we need to start long, expensive and painful process of rim replacement?

As far as long and expensive, wheels can be rebuilt.

It might take a little hunting, but you should be able to find a reasonable replacement rim for about $50. Plus, of course, the work to swap the rim over.

I'd clean up the wheel as above, then decide if you wish to rebuild.


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