etched rim

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by cbman, Aug 5, 2009.

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  1. cbman

    cbman gnar! gnar! gnar!

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    After riding my Gary Fisher with badly worn brakes, there is an etch on one side of each rear and front rim. The etches go all the way around the rim and are deep enough for me to kind of put my thumbnail in a bit. Is this safe or should I get new rims? If I need new rims could you recommend some good ones please. I don't need anything too fancy like double walled rims, but I don't want junk.
     
  2. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    That kinda depends on how deep a groove is worn in your rim. It's hard to say without seeing them. Have your LBS check it out.

    Cheap & strong = Sun CR-18's. I think they're around 15 bucks or so each.
     

  3. cbman

    cbman gnar! gnar! gnar!

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    Cool, thanks!:D
     
  4. tool

    tool Guest

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    I would just get good brake pads and align them so they dont go on the etch
     
  5. cbman

    cbman gnar! gnar! gnar!

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    I got new Brake pads, but the etch is right in the center of the rim; this is the issue.
     
  6. zahgurim

    zahgurim zero the hero

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    Ride it till it dies.

    I wouldn't worry about a bit of wear... that's what they're for.
     
  7. bikerider

    bikerider Guest

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    You could cut a little notch in the brake pads where the groove goes
     
  8. Doomy

    Doomy Guest

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    Why not fill in the etch with J.B. Weld?
     
  9. tajcrews

    tajcrews New Member

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    Show us a pic and we can better help you