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Old 01-29-10, 07:35 PM   #1
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What would you do...(wrecked race wheel)

So during this fall I was hammering away in my aerobars when I saw a pothole in my bike lane. I was unable to go around it due to cars, and so I got out of my aerobars and tried to bunny hop the damn thing. My rear wheel(Hed 3) came straight down on the lip of the pothole and blew out my tire instantly. I also found that it had caused a crack in the carbon above the aluminum rim.

So that what I get for being to lazy to switch out wheels.

The question is, what the **** do I do now? Here's what I can think of:

Keep riding the wheel cause it's still true and round, but that seems like an accident waiting to happen.
Get a disc cover for my training wheel for $100
Craig Calfee offered to repair it for $300 after I sent him pictures
Renn 575, used other disc, or another used Hed 3 rear - $400-500
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Bad luck Triguy! If still sticking with the H3 I'd just go the cheaper option and get it repaired by Calfee. Otherwise I have not gone back to any other rear wheel for racing since buying my disc regardless how windy so would recommend the disc wheel...
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Get a cover for your training wheel. Likely faster than the Hed3 anyway, so a positive outcome, kind of.
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I had a customer who had a similar incident. We called HED and they said to just epoxy the crack. That was 2 years ago and the customer is still riding the wheel with no ill effects. Take a pictire and send it to HED. I have found them to be easy to deal with.
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Old 02-07-10, 01:45 AM   #5
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Good info to know...thanks!
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