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Water getting inside rims.(7 posts)

Water getting inside rims.the bull
May 16, 2003 3:32 PM
Not sure how but I think it is getting in from valve stem hole.
Anyone experience this?
Kysriums ssc sl Wheelset.
Sealant around stem probally use Honda Bond.
Possable that spoke nipples leak too?
Its very easy to drain just if I was to race in rain all that water weight buliding up is alot!
re: Water getting inside rims.My Dog Wally
May 16, 2003 3:54 PM
Those wheels are supposed to be absolutely impervious to water leaking in. I can't recall what it is, but there's something around the spoke nipples that prevents water from entering. You may be right: the valve might be the culprit.
re: Water getting inside rims.mackgoo
May 16, 2003 5:05 PM
I've had this problem with both Shamals and Ventos. I notice my "newer" Shamals have a plastic insert at the valve hole, it seems this would help. I haven't been in the rain with these wheels. You may want to check to see if your wheels should have something like that, and if they are there. If you aren't aware that they should be there it's very easy to dis lodge them.
Here is what I am going to do to fix it(I hope).the bull
May 16, 2003 5:32 PM
There are small rubber O-rings for sealing AC lines I am going to use a small one to seal the bottom of stem by sliding it down to the base.Then use the metal treaded ring
that comes with the tube to compress it down this should work I will post something later the next time I get stuck in the rain.
Yup my ssc/sl rims leak tooLive Steam
May 17, 2003 3:18 PM
Not sure why. I don't use the nut and cap on the valve, so maybe water enters around the valve?
How long does it take for the water to evaporate out on its own?the bull
May 17, 2003 7:10 PM
Just curious.
Unless air can get to it....coonass
May 18, 2003 1:10 PM
I would imagine that the water would just change to a cruddy slime. Is there a way to remove the water with alcohol, or by removing the tyres/tubes for drying and then proceed with the remedy?