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Help! I'm taking on water............(5 posts)

Help! I'm taking on water............Len J
Jul 31, 2001 3:51 AM
in my Rolf Sestraire wheels.

Last night I got caught in a severe downpour half way thru a 25 mile ride. When I got home, I noticed that I had water sloshing around inside my rear rim of my Rolf's. I had to take off the tire & tube to drain the water.

Any ideas how to make my Rolf's waterproof?

Thanks
re: Help! I'm taking on water............Lone Gunman
Jul 31, 2001 6:53 AM
The water gets in around the spokes and eventually evaporates or is pushed out by centrifical force. The wheel is basically alu so nothing to damage by water.
re: Help! I'm taking on water............dude
Jul 31, 2001 7:24 AM
you cannot waterproof... you need to do just what you did (remove tire and tube) when that happens... it's not a big deal, really. some wheels (campy, for example) have drainage holes, but this isn't sufficient and they still fill up in heavy rain/wet... you can wait for them to evaporate, but that could take a looong time.
What about a small bead o silicone around stem? (nm)Len J
Jul 31, 2001 8:39 AM
What about spoke holes and gap between tire and rim? (nm)nm
Jul 31, 2001 9:02 AM
nm