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This wheel is toast

Old 03-05-14, 12:44 PM
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This wheel is toast

Anyone ever see damage like this before??? is this vandalism with a machete?
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I still haven't seen it.
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I've never seen anything like that.
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Looks similar to the wheels on my old Huffy MTB that has been sitting on my my deck all winter.
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That should buff right out.
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those are definitely machete marks
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Looks like they took a machete and hacked until the wheel was completely gone.

That reminds me of one of the Great Questions of Physics: If you hit a fly with a big enough hammer, could you make it wink completely out of existence?

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Attacked with white paint?
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This is why carbon clinchers suck.
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I think even an old wooden wheel would look the same under the same conditions.
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Originally Posted by kc0bbq
I think even an old wooden wheel would look the same under the same conditions.
True. I don't know a carbon fairing that could have survived.
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That's brutal!
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That's the worst damage I've never seen!
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These spoons are toast.

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Sorry, my mobile wasn't able to upload the pics properly on this site. Here we go... The police officer and I were able to find 4 other bikes with the same type of damage. Hope they catch this bastard. One of the fixies had both front and rear wheel sliced up.
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Ha! Only one impact was good enough to do it in. This girl was an overachiever.

Fortunately rims are cheap.
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Originally Posted by justkeepedaling
Sorry, my mobile wasn't able to upload the pics properly on this site. Here we go... The police officer and I were able to find 4 other bikes with the same type of damage. Hope they catch this bastard. One of the fixies had both front and rear wheel sliced up.
Looks like damage from a plane propeller to me.

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Funny actually, because at the Uni, I'm designing propellers for FAR Part 23 class planes
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Originally Posted by justkeepedaling
Funny actually, because at the Uni, I'm designing propellers for FAR Part 23 class planes
Then I would start by talking to your classmates!
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oh my, that's totally psycho. it'd take a pretty good sized blade, wielded with some force, to make that happen.
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Originally Posted by RPK79
Then I would start by talking to your classmates!
I would if this was just my bike. I have pictures of what this bastard did to some of the other bikes as well.

I am put in a tough spot. I'm about to graduate and sell this bike, but now I have to dump more money into it. I don't really know anyone who can build a wheel here cheaply, either. This is going to put me back at least 60 dollars, and at that point, that's more than 1/3 of what I paid for the bike itself

I can't imagine what that guy with the fixie is going to do. He has to replace two rims, tires, and tubes.

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Looking at the spokes, and the grooves in the rim, that wheel was full amortized.

My bet is the hub is not in much better shape. Probably more cost effective to just buy a cheap machine built wheel, or find a wheel used.
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Not sure what cost would be, but you could replace just the rim. It would have to have the same "effective rim diameter" to reuse the spokes.

An option to consider, factoring in wheel quality and condition.
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The OP lives in one tough neighborhood!
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Hub is an older 105 hub. Spins like butter. Spokes are easy to replace. Still not sure what to do though.
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