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Old 04-19-09, 09:32 AM   #1
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Blam!! SLO wheel advisory!

So I've had a Chinese Strida for a few months and ride it almost every day to the tune of about 20/25 miles a week .. the tires that came with it were cheap, low pressure hoops.. when I tried a little too much air pressure in the rear, it managed to self-destruct .. I went tire shopping for something bigger and cheap to accommodate the dirt trails I find myself on.. I chose the Maxxis Hookworm BMX 305x1.95 .. the tire is robust and rated to 110psi.. at the time I had doubts if the rim would handle the oversize tire at full pressure .. typically, I run the Maxxis around 40/50 lbs .. should have left well enough alone .. so the other day I decide to ramp up the rear to around 90lbs and front 60lbs.. rode it for a couple of days enjoying what I perceived as an improvement in speed.. out for a quick run down to the store and BLAM!!.. wtf.. someone took a shot at me.. bike swerving, neighborhood dogs barking .. then it all became clear..

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Old 04-19-09, 09:53 AM   #2
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Cool rim modification, Bruce!
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So, there is the answer about the STRDA's build quality. I'm glad you weren't hurt!

I was vaguely considering replacing my cracked Birdy frame with one of their SBirdy frames. I think I'll shy away now.
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That's 'only' a rim failure... does not reflect the build quality, does it? It reflects that they used an inferior quality rim for the build. Or perhaps more accurately, it reflects that they used a rim not suitable for high pressure.
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