I was wondering which you'd expect to wear faster: wheel rims or brake blocks.
The reason I ask is that my mileage has shot up the last couple of years so I'm seeing a lot of wear on things I never knew could wear.
I'm told that chain, cassette and front chain rings should generally be replaced together. As per comments and answers I won't be using that cycle shop again. Luckily it didn't cost me too much cash.
I was wondering if the same applied wheel rims or if or if wheel rims are expected to last much longer than brake blocks?
So here's what prompted the question... I have some "Mavic Open Pro" rims bought two years ago. I've burned through less than 2 sets of brake blocks since. This last month I've started hearing about rims wearing and the existence of markers. Here's where I get stuck. I can't find any markers.
So although the above seems a stupid question I'm trying to figure out if it ever had them? I'm presuming not because I would have thought I'd notice and I shouldn't have worn them smooth yet judging from comments. I'm also trying to figure out if I don't have them what the sign would be if they need replacing.
By the sound of it I wont need to worry for a while, I've got a few brake pad changes left in them yet... but for piece of mind I wonder if there's a way to know if they're out of tolerance without markers?