Carbon Wheels

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by aerone, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. aerone

    aerone Been here awhile

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    I just bought a set of Dymag carbon wheels. Is there any advice on how to treat them ? Good chemicals/bad chemicals. Special treatment when changing tires? Stop and check every time I hit a pot hole ? Balancing ?
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  2. fast4d

    fast4d Long timer

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    let someone change tires on my CF wheels? you crazy?:rofl
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  3. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    You might mark the tire at the valve stem to check for slip between the tire and the rim. I've seen it on bikes that spend time on the track.
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  4. RivetMaster

    RivetMaster that guy

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    Some of tracks around here don't allow cf wheels, then again, they make airplanes and two stroke reeds out of CF these days.

    Use chalk on the tire sidewall for marking- that's what I use for autocross when measuring tire roll-over.
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  5. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    What are you putting CF wheels on?
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  6. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Any chemical that is safe on your baby's ass is OK. Otherwise....
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