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Rim strips are not expensive, so if you have doubts, get a fresh rim strip. What they call "rim tape" in this "how to install a rim strip" video is actually what most refer to as a rim strip; rim tape is different. In any case, since you've had two tubes fail in the same location, I'd suggest that you not see if a third one will do the same. Regarding a ...


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One way to get tears around the valve stem is by not supporting the pump head and stem while you're pumping up the tire with a frame pump (the kind where you are pushing on the stem as you pump up the tire, like in the photo below). Notice the way the person's left hand is holding the pump and the rim. The idea is to stabilize the head of the pump so that ...


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That is poorly built and unacceptable (in my book) as a paid for product. If all of the spokes are protruding some, and several more than others, it means that the wrong length spokes were used. The reasons for this may or may not be the wheelbuilders fault, it's possible that some component of the wheel build had incorrectly listed sizing and the spoke ...



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