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Do I need new rims?

Old 02-07-19, 04:15 PM
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Do I need new rims?




Are these candidates for new wheels? These are Shimano R501 that have about 1700 miles on them.
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What is your concern?
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If you're worried about wearing through the brake track, pump your tyre up to 160 pounds to check.
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Can't tell from the photos, unless you're looking for an excuse to buy new toys, in which case they're definitely worn.
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I am pretty sure that as long as you can see the dimple you focused on, the rims have the thickness the manufacturer determined to be above minimum safety standard. you might want to look into your brake shoes though, as there seems to be a bit of scoring there ( hard to tell... always hard to get a macro picture of a shiny surface!)
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What is your concern?
wear indicator is worn down
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Originally Posted by mgopack42 View Post
I am pretty sure that as long as you can see the dimple you focused on, the rims have the thickness the manufacturer determined to be above minimum safety standard. you might want to look into your brake shoes though, as there seems to be a bit of scoring there ( hard to tell... always hard to get a macro picture of a shiny surface!)
Yup. Thanks. The shoes are fairly new but not the original Tigara pads. I thought the oem Shimano pads stopping power was bad
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wear indicator is worn down
No it's not.. Worn means it's disappeared. When they disappear they are worn out. Period. Keep riding.

...but if you want new gear then buy it. I know a guy if you get stuck.
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
No it's not.. Worn means it's disappeared. When they disappear they are worn out. Period. Keep riding.

...but if you want new gear then buy it. I know a guy if you get stuck.
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Your rims are definitely not worn out, but if you want to upgrade that wheelset, I understand.
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Buy a new set anyway.
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