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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 ...
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changing tire size [duplicate]

recently bought a Specialized Creo carbon gravel e-bike... came with 38mm gravel tires but I often ride pavement. Can I switch out the tires to 28mm gravel tires, a regular road tire, or, just buy ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is it easier or more difficult to mount tires on wider rims?

There is currently a choice of rim widths ("mouth sizes") that following the tables I found on the web would pass for my 2.35" (27.5" diameter) tires. In general the tables seem ...
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What to look for when buying the new rim (assembled with spokes)

I need to replace my rear rim one more time, because it is very difficult to mount a tire on it. Can I look for something that would help me to avoid this problem second time? Parameter, dimension, ...
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Rim brakes and rim wear outside the brake track

I have recently found out, that my rim brakes were slightly misaligned and the pads had developed an edge over some time and had worn a bit of paint outside the normal brake zone (see photos). It ...
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Wheel upgrade for a Trek Domane Al 2 [closed]

i'm wanting to put new rims on my TREK DOMANE AL 2 and i was wanting to know if these would work and if you have a recommendation please feel free to comment them https://www.amazon.com/ELITEWHEELS-...
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Rim tape size for 17mm rims(internal)

Just a short question is 18mm enough to cover the rim entirely or do I need a bigger size like 21/23mm?
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Is Zipp the only company that makes variable/undulating rim depth wheels?

Zipp has a "flagship" series of wheels designated as 353, 454 or 858 NSW which have variable (aka undulating) rim depth. I'm trying to find another manufacturer who makes similarly-shaped ...
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Should a dent in an aluminium rim be bent back into shape or left alone?

I have managed to put a small inwards dent in my aluminium mountain bike rim. I know that there are specialty tools for fixing dented rims, such as the Morningstar Rim 'Rench and the Wolftooth 8-bit ...
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Uneven wear on tire rim (V-brake set up)

I've noticed that the wear on my tire rim is uneven. The black indicator groove is still visible in some places, but worn down in other places. Both the left and right side braking surfaces have this ...
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Rim compatible tyre size [duplicate]

Currently I’m using 38C to 32C tyre, however i saw this marking on the rim not sure if i can go lower
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Is it worth switching from V brakes to disc brakes? [duplicate]

The bike that I am getting has v brakes and I was wondering if it would be worth the money to get disc brakes for it. Can someone please help me here?
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Vittoria Corsa Tyre impossible to mount on LightBicycle Rim

After much incredibly fruitless painstaking efforts to mount the tyre, I am ready to try anything. My rims are LightBicycle Falcon Wheelset AR56 Road/CX RR56C03. (rim brakes) External Rim Width: 28mm ...
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Burning smell from rear rim cantilever smooth pull brakes

Engaging the rear brake results in a burning smell and significant brake wear, so bad that within just a hundred miles or so I caused significant loss of material on a brand new pad set. Looking at ...
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Carbon rim white after applying Gorilla super gel glue - cause for concern?

Rode over a big nail the other day which not only went through the (tubeless) tyre, but also made a significant hole in the rim. Before retaping the rum, I applied Gorilla super gel glue yesterday to ...
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Tire size on rim

I have bought both my girls bikes at walmart. Both bikes have tires that are bigger than the rims, but the size printed is the right size. One is a 16" bike and the other is a 18". It's just ...
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Strengthening the valve hole of a rim during manufacturing

Various technologies(sleeved, soldered, pinned) exist to reinforce the place where the rim makes full circle. A major argument against Schrader valve is it's large diameter weakens the rim. I, however,...
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Canyon Lux CF 6 - DT Swiss X 1900 - Tubeless

Since it will be my first conversion to tubeless can anyone advise me on what I need to buy? And can I do it on my own? Is it possible to ruin the rim?
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Road bike rear wheel under load makes a ping noise

Got a new bike and after ~1.5 month of usage, my rear wheel started make a "ping" noise, it happens when the rim joint area is touching the ground, only when the wheel is under load. ...
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Flexibility of exchanges between 700c and 29″, and between 650b and 27.5″

TL;DR How do I explain to a budding cycling enthusiast the flexibility afforded by switching tires between 700c and 29″, and between 650b and 27.5″ wheels/tires? Rather than let the nice folks ...
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where to buy the locking pins called t-bolts for installing solid airless bike tires? [closed]

The solid airless bike tires come with predrilled holes to insert locking pins [t-bolts] so the tire will stick to the rim of the wheel. Good quality manufactures sell their tires with these plastic ...
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Can I use 2.3-2.6 tubeless tires for 2.1 rim [duplicate]

I have recently bought a MTB and it came with 27.5 x 2.1 wheels. The first thing I wanted to upgrade was to go tubeless but can’t find any tubeless tires for 2.1 tires. I wanted to know if it is ...
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How to choose a rim that makes tire removal and installation easy

The stock rear rim on my bike got bent pretty badly and a bicycle shop replaced it with a new one. I hate the new rear rim! Its almost impossible to get off-on any tire! The front rim is the stock and ...
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Tyre not aligned with rim [duplicate]

So I just replaced my bike rim since the spokes & hub were way too old. I go on and and install same tyre but with new inner tube - so essentially only things that changed are rim and inner tube. ...
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Questions about cracks in my rim

I see lots of previous questions about cracks in rims, but most of them (1, 2, 3, 4) turned out to be the rim seam. I don't really see the following type of damage discussed in detail with pictures. I ...
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Crack on bike wheel rim

I hit the edge of a cone yesterday when biking and had a pretty hard fall. Was looking at my bike to see what damage it took. Saw this crack on the rim, is this something really serious that I should ...
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I put a 2.1 tire on rim that usually uses 2.0. When I pedal the rim bends on the sides

My rear wheel bends and my bike frame is getting beaten by my rim. Does your bike have quick releases? Did you tighten them correctly. Yes it has quick releases and I don't think I tighten it ...
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The truth about Inner Rim Width

I'm thinking about putting a bit wider tires on my mountain bike, but I'm having problems distinguishing facts from fiction about minimum required inner width rim for a tire. I have two mountain bikes ...
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Vittoria Corsa 25 mm clincher on 14 mm rims [duplicate]

Currently I have 23 mm Continental tyres on my rims with 14 mm inner width. I plan to buy Vittoria Corsa 25 mm clincher tyres. Concerning clearance it should work out fine. Is it safe and does it make ...
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Do deep rims increase the chances of falling in strong wind?

In a group I follow there was a recent post from a fellow member who complained about how his deep rims (Fulcrum Racing Speed XLR 55mm, if it matters) caused him to fall down because of a sudden wind ...
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How to properly lace spokes in rim with offset holes

When i make 3-cross pattern in regular rim with aligned spoke holes i put first green spoke in first hole to the left of air valve (in order to have no cross around air valve) then moving counter ...
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Double-walled rim's what difference depth makes?

Provided both rims are double walled aluminum, what advantages/disadvantages of having deeper 30mm rim vs more narrow 18mm depth? EDIT: I am not Tour de France type of rider, not setting world record ...
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Rim tape blows out in the same spot

The rim tape on the rear wheel has blown out a couple of times in the same spot. Luckily, while parked. Is there an issue with the rim that needs to be fixed? What can be done to avoid the problem ...
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Mtb tires on road rim

I got a mountainbike from wich the back wheel completely bent. I can't fix it with a spoke wrench. The tire is a v-brake tire and I had a spare v-brake rim laying in my shed only problem is that it ...
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Squealing of rim brakes on a bike [duplicate]

My bike for 2 days started to squeal whenever I use my back brakes it has been really annoying and I am trying to fix it. Please give me any suggestion that can help this problem
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Cracked rim around the spoke

I purchased a pair of Carrera Vendetta wheels, 27.5" with 2.8" tyres. I found a couple cracks where the spoke sits around the back rim. Is it okay to ride or is it okay to weld them?
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Can i fit this type of tire [duplicate]

Am I able to fit 20x2.4 tires on my 20x2.175 Bmx rim? I dont know if im able to fit that type of tire beacause I want street tires
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Install tire on wheel

I bought a new wheel (Mach1 560, https://www.santafixie.com/en/mach1-560-rear-wheel-black.html) and a new tire (Michelin, 700cx35) without any default (no veiled). The point is I have problem to put ...
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Changing tyre size [duplicate]

A very basic question, sorry! I have a Giant hybrid bike, that currently has 700x38 tyres on 622x29 rims. I need to replace the tyres, as they are getting old and was wondering if I could change the ...
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Blowout on rear rim

Today while riding, my rear brakes locked up. While investigating, the rear tire blew up causing part of the rim on one side to split off. The tech at the shop said the brakes had worn through the rim....
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1.875" bicycle rim width

Last year I bought a used wheel set on marketplace from a guy that rides off-road/trail. He said they were strong and since I intended to put an electric motor w/assist on the bike I figured it couldn'...
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two grooves in wheel rim

Schwinn midtown bicycle, when replacing brakes I see the wheel has many grooves as shown in picture. I do not remember how it was before. Is this condition normal for the wheel rim? Photo of the old ...
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Is My Rim Cracked?

Is my rim cracked? Do I need to replace my rim? Do I need to replace my wheel? (See left/first picture). If either 2 or 3 is Yes, what's the most frugal way to go about it? Notes This is the rear rim....
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When is a bike rim beyond repair?

Short version of question: If a rim becomes bent due to a loose or broken spoke, is there a general rule for determining when the rim is beyond repair? Long version: I bought a roughly $500 (US) ...
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Tire not sitting properly after changing spokes

I've changed many a tire, but never seen this issue. It's not sat properly and is bumping against the fork (seems radially misaligned). Pretty sure the inner tube isn't pinched between tire and rim so ...
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Which Rim Size will Fit My MTB?

I just got an old MTB, I need to replace all the parts except the frame since the parts are in broken condition, except the sprocket and cassette I'm a total newbie and LBS here cost crazily high, so ...
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Did my 2015 rim have wear indicators on the brake surface?

Should I expect an alloy rim from around 2015 to have had wear indicators, because it doesn't now? I assume a decent manufacturer, and a rim that's neither the cheapest nor high-end and super-light. ...
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Changing rims from 29 inch to 27.5 inch, V-brake problem

I own an old MTB bike, it's beaten up and I'm planning to restore it. Everything is already done, groupset, crankset, the fork, etc. The MTB itself is a 29 inch frame and since I want to give this ...
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