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  • Junkyard
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    need gaffer tape that , perhaps err on caution and use a double strip

    matty456
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    Crikey that’s a large crack 😆 Did you do anything to make that happen?

    limkilde
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    Yeaah He did´t lube his rim niples.

    Premier Icon wallop
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    So is that what an exploded 29er rim looks like?

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    centred on the valve hole ?
    did you drill it out to fit a SchRhayader ?

    Yeaah He did´t lube his rim niples

    its not the spoke bed thats cracked.

    centred on the valve hole ?
    did you drill it out to fit a SchRhayader ?

    …thus introducing a crack which has propagated….

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    caused quite a rapid deflation 😯

    Premier Icon parkesie
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    Tyre logo valve alignment would have prevented this.

    bol
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    Another squirt of Stans and you’ll be fine.

    orangeboy
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    Mavic rim ?

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Looks like some fairly hefty corrosion.

    I just yesterday put my tourer’s wheels in the shower for 5 minutes to remove any winter road salt to avoid this sort of thing!

    If the drilling caused this, then how do the manufacturer’s do it differently for the spoke-‘oles to avoid the problem?

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    If the drilling caused this, then how do the manufacturer’s do it differently for the spoke-‘oles to avoid the problem?

    Who knows ? Valid question though, I think – it looks like it centres on the valve hole from that pic.
    (I do it myself, but interested in this)
    How old’s the rim, rocket ?
    How much riving-about might the valve have had during use – does it have a rubber base or a metal one ?

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Rim is a 12 year old Bonty 26″ seen lots of action, valve hole as it came. Came with a rubber grommet to allow both types of valve to fit

    stumpy01
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    rOcKeTdOg – Member
    Rim is a 12 year old Bonty 26″ seen lots of action, valve hole as it came.

    Funny that. One of the 12 year old rims that came off my old Stumpjumper and is now living out it’s days on my Inbred looks similar to that….not quite as bad. Been like it for about a year now; should really change the wheel!

    Premier Icon zbonty
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    Never seen a rim fail there. 12 years and lots of (ab)use has done it then?
    Surely tyre pressure on the rim effectively pushes the side-walls apart causing/helping the fatigue along nicely.

    I don’t think it’s a warranty claim worth pursuing.

    bigyinn
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    Id suggest corrosion around the valve has weakened the area around the valve hole and eventually pressure from the tyre has torn the rim bed apart.

    Premier Icon senor j
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    I would also check it’s partner – had a pair of dt something or others do that , at the valve hole and directly opposite.!
    rear went first. I rode on it for a few months but it wouldn’t stay true… deffo corrosion rather than impact related.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    I don’t think it’s a warranty claim worth pursuing

    I have no intention of making a claim for this!

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Au contraire – you surely should ask 😉 I bet it’s worth it, the reply email has surely got to be a laugh!

    Premier Icon Johnny Panic
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    I don’t think it’s a warranty claim worth pursuing

    I have no intention of making a claim for this!

    Get Hora on the case.

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