Rim repair/replacement options?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by motojunky, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. laser17

    laser17 Been here awhile

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    Sounds good - just looking for more info on it. How easy is it to remove?
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  2. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 44 years

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    Sorry, my techno-post was probably TMI :eek1
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  3. SCExpat

    SCExpat Ex-expat

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    Yea.....your "engineer" is showing. :D Great info for the more technical types but most of it went through the less dense space between my ears. :norton


    2 rides on the welded rim and so far no problems. The place I took it to has welded rims before so they did have some experience. I'll try to remember and make a follow up post in 6 months or so and hopefully it is still working good. I am a 240# novice/amateur so it takes a pounding from my weight and not from hitting stuff hard like more advanced riders would give it. :rofl
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  4. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    What tire and rim did you use on the DR? Your Trials bike rim is designed for tubeless tires, a stock DR rim is not. A flat on the DR could be dangerous as the tire could very quickly become unseated on the rim.

    Also I would put the rubber band over the sealed nipples so that the tire bead can't damage the plastic seal during tire mounting.
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  5. SCExpat

    SCExpat Ex-expat

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    Stock DR rims with TKC-80's. Worked fine for my. YMMV. Too much of a PITA to remove the wheel and tube just to fix a flat. Well worth the risk, if any IMHO.
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  6. SCExpat

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    I happened to come across a pic of my cracked rim and it reminded me of this thread. The welded brake lever broke (I had a new one to replace it) but I have completely forgotten about the cracked rim. It has been working perfectly and not given me any concerns that it may crack more or need to be replaced.

    After using the liquid tape to seal the spoke nipples my little home compressor could not seat the bead. Took it to the local bike shop......they could not get it to seat and told me to go to the tire shop down the street. I went there and luckily the owner is a rider and his son races. They got the bead seated without a problem. But there were some leaks. :cry I peeled out all the liquid tape (easy to do) and put the rim strip back in. I just did not want to keep going back to the tire shop to have them seat the bead. I offered to pay but the owner would not accept any $$$. So now I just add a little air before each ride.....just like before. :huh If my compressor could seat the bead I would ahve fixed the leakers but I did not want to keep taking it back to the tire shop without paying them. I did end up buying tires there so I did end up paying them anyways. :D
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