Questions tagged [rims]

The outer edge of a wheel, holding the tire.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
0 answers
11 views

Bike tires and rim size

I have a 26x2.4 mountain bike tire. I have an ancient Trek bike with a rim that had a 26x1.5 tire. The tire on the Trek is punctured and unusable. Can I use the mountain bike tire on the Trek?
Jonathan's user avatar
8 votes
4 answers
3k views

Are 26'' wheels and tubes a thing of the past?

I'm thinking of buy an expensive touring bicycle. One of the bicycles has 26'' wheels. (https://www.patria.net/produkt/terra-legendaeres-reiserad/) The other one has 27.5'' wheels. (https://www.patria....
AhseemHermanson's user avatar
8 votes
3 answers
965 views

"Hooked rims only" tire on hookless rim?

After having ridden a few hundred kilometers on my MTB, I realized that I have mounted tires marked as Mount only on hooked rims... and the rims are hookless. Common sense tells me that the tires may ...
Konstantin Shemyak's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
72 views

How can I make a wheel flat/coplanar again?

As a result of an impact, I have a bike wheel that is slightly bent. As a result, as I'm moving it appears to wobble. The wheel is supposed to be a flat circle but now it's very slightly saddle-shaped....
user16217248's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
123 views

Dangers of exceeding tire width tolerance

I have an old mountainbike with a 2.1 inch tire fitted on it. My inner tubes are rated for 1.75" to 2.5". I went ahead and purchased a 1.75 inch Schwalbe Cruiser Plus. What are the ...
AzulShiva's user avatar
  • 1,478
5 votes
4 answers
2k views

Old tire blew out of the rim

I'm fixing an old bike I got out of a dumpster. The tubes needed replacing and the tires had cracks all over the surface (picture 3). Since tires are held together by a weave and not just rubber I ...
AzulShiva's user avatar
  • 1,478
2 votes
1 answer
55 views

Can I put a 27 × 1 3/8 tyre on a 700×28c wheel?

I want to use a 37×630 tyre on a 700×28c (28-622) rim. Will they fit and be safe to ride?
Mohammed salim's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
70 views

Keep getting puncture on inner side of the tube

I am getting puncture on inner side of my tube near the same spoke, it happened 3 times. I have checked everything, no sharp edges on the rim, no foreign objects, and even spokes dont seem to stick ...
user2716454's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
362 views

Spoke nipples sticking out

Is this normal for the spoke nipples to stick out this much ? Even after installing rim tape I can literally feel them, wouldn't it press/pinch into the tube when riding a bike ?
user2716454's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
229 views

Does my rim need tape?

I purchased a new 700c wheel for my aging bike. I was provided 16mm rim tape but my rim seems different from what I see in videos, in that the spoke screws come out, rather than are recessed into a ...
Austin's user avatar
  • 31
5 votes
5 answers
873 views

How can I treat small glass cuts on my bike tyre?

To prevent future punctures or keep delaying them, can I use super glue for this purpose? What can I do? I do a lot of street riding and am concerned with small glass shards ruining my rides. I had a ...
Boniface munene's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
83 views

Very slight high spot in a rim affecting braking - can/should I do anything about it?

One bit of my rim (less than the distance between 2 spokes) is 0.2--0.3mm wider than the rest. It causes a pulse of increased braking once per revolution, which is annoying. As the rim isn't worn ...
Chris H's user avatar
  • 58.3k
5 votes
2 answers
2k views

Are my rims "tubeless-ready"?

Currently using a 27.5x2.10 tube tires and I'm planning to convert my mountain bike wheels into tubeless system but I can't tell if my rims are tubeless ready since there's no indicated label if it is ...
Denzell's user avatar
  • 151
11 votes
4 answers
3k views

Bike too large, if I change the wheels to a smaller size will this lower the height?

I've got a second hand Raleigh racing bicycle. The frame is too big, when I stand on the bike, off the seat, my toes only just touch the ground. I'm not thinking this is safe to ride around London. I ...
K C's user avatar
  • 111
4 votes
1 answer
105 views

Tubular glue remover for CARBON

Trying to find a tubular glue remover that won't eat carbon. Acetone is a no (unless very dilute??) and apparently so is the top brand that claims to be carbon safe (see picture). Any ideas?
JenkemSuperfan's user avatar
14 votes
2 answers
3k views

Is it normal for spokes to poke through the rim this much?

I was fixing a flat on a newish bike and noticed these bumps from the spokes around the inside of the rim. The rim tape is reassuring and I assume it's all fine, but I don't really know what is ...
user605331's user avatar
5 votes
2 answers
920 views

Access hole opened near spoke on Dt Swiss 1600 rims

I got a sudden flat innertube today after pumping up my tyre. Looking at the puncture and the rim it seems that an access hole of some kind had opened up - see photo - the tube pinch punctured on this ...
Stuart's user avatar
  • 153
3 votes
2 answers
312 views

Does "ETRTO" apply also to tyres?

Say you are riding on 622-19 rims. This means that each rim's bead diameter is 622 mm, and the distance between the two beads on each rim is 19 mm. ETRTO stands for European Tire and Rim Technical ...
Sam7919's user avatar
  • 9,092
2 votes
1 answer
281 views

Brake residue on carbon rims

I have recently purchased 2nd-hand carbon rim brake wheels and noticed the front rim has what looks like residue from the brake pads stuck in a track the whole circumference of the rim, on both sides. ...
Jamie's user avatar
  • 123
3 votes
2 answers
752 views

Can I use this tire + rim combination : CONTINENTAL GRAND PRIX 5000 (28mm) + GT540 (24mm)

I have the rim DT Swiss G 540, which inner width is 24mm. I already bought the CONTINENTAL GRAND PRIX 5000 tires 28mm (saw this advice on reddit). But now I checked the official table and see that ...
Oleg's user avatar
  • 75
6 votes
4 answers
306 views

New wheels: WTB KOM Tough with 32 spokes sufficient?

I'm having a set of new wheels get built and I am opting for WTB KOM Tough's 29 inch rims with 32 spokes. The inner width will be 25mm. I'll be using this bicycle for touring/bikepacking/commuting - ...
PristineAsp's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
225 views

Can I continue use abraded rim?

Today my tire blew up and I had to brake by bare rim and, as a result, the rim abraded in one place from 3mm to 2mm. Can I continue to use this rim or I need to repair it in the shop or order a new ...
Oleg's user avatar
  • 75
0 votes
1 answer
429 views

Experience fitting Continental GP 5000 folding tyres to Mavic Allroad Elite Ust Disc Wheelset

Just wondering if anyone out there has tried this particular rim+tyre bead combination. I had a hell of an experience with GP 5000 TLs on other bike (Mavic Kysirum Elite rims) which turned out to be ...
Harley Day's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
4k views

What size rim do I need for a 26 X 1.95 tire?

I have a mountain bike with a 26 X 1.95 tire. I need a replacement front rim for the tire. What size rim do I need?
Phyllis London's user avatar
9 votes
2 answers
2k views

I have a bent aluminum rim on my Merida MTB. Is it damaged beyond repair?

Consider: I was riding my local trails today, got a flat tire (due to not riding tubeless) and before I realized it, I hit a jump with too little air in the tire and I bent my rear rim. Is it is ...
Andreas Patrik Lukáč's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
87 views

How to protect inner tube on wider rims?

If you take a look at for example Schwalbe offering you will notice that the max rim tape width for 28" rims is 25mm. So how to protect inner tube on wider rims? Could tubeless rim tape be a ...
greenoldman's user avatar
  • 2,064
0 votes
0 answers
97 views

Rim tension for MADDUX R3.0

Anyone know what the rim tension for MADDUX R3.0, 6061H-T6 alloy, 700c wheelset, clincher, ETRTO 622 x 14c rims? Or where I can find it. It's not listed on the Maddux web site.
David Kendall's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
79 views

Confused about rim and tyre size

I bought a Bicycle Shaped Object for nipping around town (bikes keep getting stolen around here so I bought a £30 second hand muddyfox energy 26 from gumtree). I want to replace the mountain bike ...
datguyray's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
62 views

Do you think these are the same wheel for all intents and purposes?

Trying to decide whether this is a legit replacement before I go out to buy this.
stanigator's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
83 views

Help me make sure rims are strong enough to start riding hard. Fixed a bent rim after a crash, rim now mostly true with a few loose spokes

After a nasty crash which bent the front rims of my MTB, I was able to get it straight again and true it (bending it back with force and adjusting spoke tension) to the best of my abilities. I ...
Sid 18020's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
61 views

How much will airline charge me to bring rims in flight? [closed]

I wasn’t sure if I should ask here, or in the travel site. So here goes. I’ll be flying domestically to Miami via Frontier Airlines. If I buy two bike rims in Miami, how much will Frontier charge me ...
rbhat's user avatar
  • 241
3 votes
1 answer
437 views

Can I put a 700 x 35c tire on a rim that came with 700 x 30c tires?

I am considering putting some wider tires on my 2018 Cannondale Quick Disc 2 for some gravel and very light trail use. The stock tires are 700 x 30c. the rims have an internal width of 15mm. There is ...
Hank3's user avatar
  • 31
3 votes
3 answers
819 views

Fixing oval rim?

I have single wall rim that is bent inward about 3mm on the areas marked with red. Is there a way to fix it? How I go about it? It's a cheap bike; I don't want to invest more money into new rim, and I ...
LilBro's user avatar
  • 564
0 votes
0 answers
153 views

Tire and tube keep popping off of the rim

It's the third time now that the tire just pops off my rim, and then the tube blows up as a result. This is all within the span of six months on a brand new bike assembled by a supposedly high-end ...
Jonathan Protzenko's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
78 views

Safely seating tyre beads during seasonal installations

What's your best idea for avoiding this elementary mistake? I did not inspect the bead carefully after installing these winter tyres. Sure enough, on a subsequent inflation, and when the contact area ...
Sam7919's user avatar
  • 9,092
2 votes
2 answers
355 views

How to find out the inner rim width

I own a Marin Presidio 2 and I have checked every single page of theirs and all of the information I can find is that the rim is "Marin Aluminum Double Wall, Disc Specific". I've inspected ...
user66655's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
408 views

Changing front wheel for one with slightly wider rims on an E-bike?

I need to replace the front wheel on my E-bike (2016 Batavus Razer, original wheel is 622 x 15C Rodi in 6063 alloy, 36 spokes, 'V' shaped rim profile) I believe Rodi supplied Batavus with wheels for ...
Geo Bristol's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
1k views

Is it safe riding 25 mm clicher tyres on 25 mm rims?

And what might be negatives of having such a narrow tyre on such a wide rim?
Ivan's user avatar
  • 569
5 votes
3 answers
848 views

Holes on inner side of rim are off-center. Problem?

I noticed that the holes on the tyre side of a rim are not centred. Some are more to the side, some less. The image below shows a hole that comes up all the way to the edge of the central channel on ...
Szabolcs's user avatar
  • 1,006
1 vote
0 answers
21 views

Is compatible classic tube and classic tire (27.5x2.1) with tubeless ready rim(27.5x2.1)?

Is compatible classic tube and classic tire (27.5x2.1) with tubeless ready rim(27.5x2.1)? Thank you very much!
MTBnNature's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
27 views

Widest tire for 559 rim 26" [duplicate]

Anyone know the widest tire for a 559 rim? I haven't had much luck finding one. I am currently running 26 x 2.12, I am looking to go little bit wider for smoother rides. Appreciate your help.
HVA's user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
1 answer
484 views

Can I fit 27x 1 1/4 tires on a 622x14 rim?

I have an old 60s (I believe) Schwinn Suburban that has no tires. I looked up what size tires to get and found 27x 1 1/4 as the match. I just recently scored a set of 622x14 rims. Could I fit the 27x ...
Alison's user avatar
  • 1,007
3 votes
3 answers
988 views

Replacement Rear Wheel for Islabikes CNOC 16 (O.L.D. 110 mm)

I own an Islabikes CNOC 16. The CNOC 16 need a new rear wheel; the CNOC 16's rear wheel (16 x 1.35 / 34-305 / 14t freewheel / M30 thread) rim and spokes are damaged after I partially backed over tire ...
Nick's user avatar
  • 33
4 votes
0 answers
40 views

Is my rim cracked, or is it something else? [duplicate]

I had my canyon torque AL5 29inch for 12 days. Today I saw this on my rim. Is it a crack, or is it something else? The crack is positioned at the opposite site of the valve.
Brent Welkenhuysen's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
76 views

how to determine bmx rim and spoke sizes for wheel rebuild?

I have a 2016 Mongoose Brawler that I am fixing, among the things that need to be replaced, the rims are one of them. I have 16" tires, so what size rims will fit those tires? And then what ...
user65550's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
96 views

Tube size and tyre size mismatch

I have spares of 700x25C tube for my old bike. I bought a new hybrid bike. Can I use them for my new bike with tyre size 700x35C?
Dan Mariano's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
1k views

What is the max size tyre I can fit on a 19mm rim? Would 2.4inch be possible?

I've currently got rims of ETRTO 584 19mm with 2.1" tyres. I'm looking at buying new tyres but was thinking about going up to 2.25" and 2.4" if possible (don't want to have to return ...
heptanitrocubane's user avatar
1 vote
4 answers
931 views

Help finding diameter for WTB ST i30

I need to replace my rim, and I'm hoping to rebuild the wheel myself. It would be really useful to know the ERD (effective rim diameter) of my current rim, so I can see whether a straight swap will be ...
rosscova's user avatar
  • 113
0 votes
5 answers
268 views

Gluing rim—rim-strip—inner-tube—tire junctions

When braking (with any kind of brakes) the tire is subjected to friction against the road. If by mistake a clincher tire has grease all around the two bead sides, it could potentially spin while the ...
Sam7919's user avatar
  • 9,092
2 votes
1 answer
392 views

Spacing for the front wheel on GT Agressor

I'm thinking about purchasing the NUKEPROOF HORIZON V2 FRONT WHEEL or Spank 359 vibrocore both 27.5. I'm just wondering the best wheelset for my bike and what would fit. I had an accident and my rim ...
Caden Sorensen's user avatar

1
2 3 4 5
8