|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?
|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