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Wheel/Rim damage(3 posts)

Wheel/Rim damageGeekRoadie
Jan 14, 2002 3:39 PM
This morning I managed to scratch up my Open Pro's while getting into a minor crash. They are still straight but I have a couple of gouges in the rim that I'm afraid will eat up my brake pads. I'd really like to keep the wheel but was wondering if it would be worthwhile to smooth them down. Any suggestions?

Probably nothing to worry aboutKerry Irons
Jan 14, 2002 4:58 PM
Unless you have really deep gouges in the braking surface, you'll find that the brake pads smooth things out pretty quickly. Sanding the gouge will just thin the rim prematurely. If your braking is really irregular due to the gouges, then consider sanding. If you just hear a little click from the gouges passing the pads, ignore it and it will go away.
Probably nothing to worry aboutGeekRoadie
Jan 15, 2002 8:14 PM
Okay. I've 25 miles on the rims and they have quieted down already. The gouges are still visible but the burrs have been worn off. Thanks for the tip.