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What to look out for when buying used wheelsets?(2 posts)

What to look out for when buying used wheelsets?Pjkad
Nov 4, 2003 3:41 AM
I'm thinking of buying a used wheelset (Topolino). What do I look out for with the wheels to pick up any quality issues?
re: What to look out for when buying used wheelsets?LC
Nov 4, 2003 1:35 PM
bulges or cracks near the rim eyelets

spokes digging into the spoke holes of the hubs, or spoke heads about to pull thru the hole

Brake wear into the surface of the rims

flat spots or non-round rims

damage to rims from riding on a flat tire

rough bearings or pitted races, see if there is play in the bearing which could hide the symptoms

even spoke tension, check it by sound and look at how many threads are showing