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Should I be worried?(5 posts)

Should I be worried?andy02
Jun 3, 2003 5:31 AM
I have a small hole in the rim of my race lite wheel set that came with my 5200. I got it by running over a screw, it pinnned my GP3000 against the rim and I had to UNSCREW it from the rim to remove the tire! the shop says it is fine but everytime I hear something I think my wheel is going to go.
I wouldn't trust a mechanically damaged lightweight wheel nmContinental
Jun 3, 2003 5:57 AM
Where's the hole?jw25
Jun 3, 2003 6:57 AM
If the screw went into the inner wall of the rim, where the spoke holes are drilled, I wouldn't be all that worried. After all, there's already a number of holes drilled there, and rims aren't failing there.
The high stress regions are the sidewalls, due to tire pressure, and the spoke bed, due to spoke tension. If the damage were there, I'd be more worried.
Where's the hole?eddie m
Jun 3, 2003 7:33 AM
Small holes don't have much effect on strength, if they are not in higy stress areas. If the hole is small (approximately the size of a spoke hole), not within 3 diameters of a spoke hole, not in the sidewall, and if the rim stays true, I would consider using it for a while. Inspect the edges of the hole for cracks frequently, and replace the rim if it becomes dificult to true.
good pointandy02
Jun 3, 2003 7:48 AM
Thanks! the hole is half between two spokes dead center. I feel better, I didn't want to have to replace a wheel now.