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Old 02-26-23, 10:47 AM
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Yesterday while working at the bike shop a customer brought in his Heron. The boss was dealing with him and I was just listening. A significant amount of rust and bubbling paint was found on the bottom side of the TT right at the shoreline of the ST lug. Apparently it even caused a hole.So he advised the customer to contact Waterford.
MyI started wondering about the process of replacing a TT. Is there enough "flex"to install a new tube?
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Generally yes. or the few times i had to yes. The last TT I replaced had a very heavily rusted strip about 1/4" wise along the TT's inside bottom point. Enough to cause a few speck holes on paint prep. The transition from rusted to clean tube surface was very short. That surprised me. Andy
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