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Can I reuse an old rim to build a new wheel?

So, theoretically, can I strip an old rear 700c wheel of its rim and then use same (aluminum) rim to build a wheel with a different hub and different spokes? I'm aware that stressed aluminum is ...
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What's the purpose of the channel in the brake track of this rim?

What's the channel in the brake track of this rim for? (I think it's in the brake track, anyway, and that the brake pad would cover it.) I would have thought it better to have an unchanneled surface ...
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Why do I keep getting cut looking flats?

My flats are causing some deep confusion. In the last year I've replaced at least 12 inner tubes because I keep getting flats. They are not puncture or pinch flats, they look like cuts to the tube, ...
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Need help understanding wheel sizes [duplicate]

Wheel Diameter: 64cm/25 inch what does this mean? I'm thinking of buying a new bike. but Ive never heard of 25 in wheels. Or is the 64cm a 700c. I've only had 26 in up till now and my knowledge in the ...
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Are "V" brake rims safe to use with discs

I'm new to this forum and would like to ask if it is safe to use a V brake rim with a disc? I'm using Shimano Deore M555 hubs with discs laced to Mavic EX 721 32 hole rims and DB spokes. Apologies if ...
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Ghetto Tubeless w/ Gorilla Tape on a BMX Bike or Dirt Jumper - Good Idea?

Why or why wouldn't you go tubeless on a 20" BMX or DJ bike? Got a lot of pinch flats recently and was look for a better solution than having to buy a tube every day/ I was considering doing the ...
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Using 57-559 (26x2.25) tire instead of 54-559 (26x2.1) on a mountain bike?

I have a ZAC 79 front rim with a Deore HB-M530. I just found out I've got a flat tire (after thinking last week "Hmmm, probably I should get a new tire soon..." :D). I'm going to buy the Schwalbe ...
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What kind of road bike wheels do I need to replace my stolen ones?

I am looking to buy a pair of second-hand wheels, to replace a pair that was stolen off my 2012 road bike, but I'm nervous about compatibility. I'd like to ask how exact I need to be in the following ...
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Can I fit a bigger tire on my bike

This is an old 70’s huffy.. with 20" wheel rims and 1.75 tires. I have some 24 inch rims to install, but the pegs are bigger in diameter, so they don’t fit in the fork's dropouts. Are the old type ...
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painting a machined rim

I have purchased a handbuilt rear wheel that will be used with a disc brake and never with a rim brake (it has a 6 bolt hub). The rim is a mavic a719. The rim is anodized black but the machined part (...
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Is a Vittoria Randonneur 28- or 32-622 on a hook-less 23 mm rim feasible?

My new bike came with rims that have a 23 mm flange distance. There is no hook to hold the tire's bead though. A 32-622 tire (Maxis mud wrestler) is paired with it. I also got a set of a 28- and a 32-...
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Narrow tubeless tire on wide rim

A recent trend toward wider tires (cf Heine, "Performance of Tires") also led to wider rims and a closer match of rim and tire widths. In the past it was considered that tires need to be considerably ...
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Is it worth swapping two front-wheel hubs?

I have an old Bontrager Select rim with cartridge bearings and a newer Syncros Race 27 with loose ball bearings. Both are 20 spoke, would it be worth it to swap the hubs? Or would it even be possible?...
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Repeated front wheel puncture

I've just had my 3rd front wheel puncture in about 4 weeks (doing around 80 miles per week). Since the first puncture, the tube and rim tape has been completely replaced, but these seem to have not ...
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Fitting tires on Reynolds Strike SLG

I've been trying to fit Michelin Power Competition (AirComp inners) onto a set of Strike's. (I'm certain these are true, they were default fitted with other tires, and these had 0% wobble.) Let's just ...
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Upgrading tires on my road bike

I'm very new to the complex world of bicycles, so apologies ahead of time... I have a 2012 Giant Defy 1 (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/defy-1-2012) and am looking to upgrade the wheels to ...
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Rear Tyre torn at rim - what was the cause?

I had a blowout the other day. On investigation, it was a C-shaped cut in the tube. It patched okay and on reinstalling I found this culprit : The tyre is not new but its not old either - plenty of ...
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Could someone confirm my assumption about Btwin Original 520 Hybrid front wheel?

My friend has a Btwin Original 520 Hybrid Size M (Specs) His bike's front wheel was stolen and I would like to replace it with something cheap (no need for the dynamo hub, for example). I am a little ...
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Is WTB Tubeless Compatible System rim incompatible with clinchers?

WTB is offering a rim/rim design described as conforming to a standard, the Tubeless Compatible System. The rim has a rounded well over the spokes along the center. Is this rim incompatible with ...
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Sidewall repeatedly splitting in same place on rim

Good afternoon, folks. Wondering if anyone has had this or a similar issue: I blew a tire a few weeks back and replaced the tube and tire after thoroughly inspecting the rim for damage. After a few ...
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fixing uneven rim

The rim of my bicycle seems to be out of round. I took a video of the rotating rim. As you can see from the video, the tire is a bit bumpy. I used to suspect the problem comes from the tire. But I ...
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Who manufactures 590mm BSD (EA3 | 650A | 26 x 1 3/8) alloy touring rims?

I am trying to ask the question in a way that it can be answered. I am not asking who makes the best rim of this size. Features: - In the triangle of price, weight and durability the last one is ...
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optimal trail/monster-cross tyre width solution for 19mm rims on rigid bike

background I have a rigid 'adventure cross'/gravel road bike (Genesis Croix de Fer) though i run it with velo orange 'crazy bars' which have a bullhorn and a wide swept back position. it has 19mm (...
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How do I prevent a tube valve from fusing to my rim

I have a 20" Sun Rims CR-18 rear rim. This rim has a cylindrical metal sleeve that goes through the valve hole. Not sure where that came from, as I inherited the rim with the bike when I bought it ...
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What's the smallest possible tube that will work with my bikes?

I've seen questions concerning tube size but I haven't found anything matching what I'm trying to accomplish. I want to buy a few tubes to keep around for trails-side emergencies when mountain biking....
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Can a (20*1.35) tire fit on my rim that has a (20*2.125) tire on it now?

Can a (20*1.35) tire fit on my rim that has a (20*2.125) tire on it now? Is there a general rule to know what tires are compatible with the rim? For information a friend has the exact same bike with (...
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How tell if spokes too tight without tensionometer

Is there a way to tell if a spoke or spokes are too tight, if you don't have access to a tensionometer? I had to tighten several, and obviously I don't want them too tight, otherwise you risk broken ...
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Giant Revel 29er 2015 - maximum width of tire I can fit?

I own a Giant Revel 29" 2015 which has 2.1" wide tires. I want to go wider. What's the maximum size of tire that I can put on these rims?
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Removing Rust on Chrome Rims

My wife has a 1980 Schwinn World Tourist that has a good frame and is mechanically sound. The rims have developed rust on the rims even though it is in the garage. Is there a good way to remove the ...
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Can I use tubeless tires on Araya DM-27.5 Black 32 hole Rims?

Rookie question, apologies in advance. I have a Saracen Mantra hardtail with Araya DM-27.5 Black 32 hole Rims. I currently have Schwalbe Rapid Rob tires on both front and back. The tires are very bad ...
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Can I fit a 26x3.5 tire on a 26x4.0 rim?

i have a sondors bike that comes with a 4.0 fat tire. i am tring to find a street tire for my fat boy i only found one and its 3.5 not 4.0 STREET TIRE
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Rim cracks on spoke adjustment holes, how much should I panic?

So I have a RODi Rims SKORPION rim and I've noticed that there are cracks on the holes for spoke adjustment. They all appear to be on the left side of the bicycle and I'm not sure if they were here ...
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Will 26 x 2.0 tire fit on bicycle with 26 x 2.125 size tire

I am planning to purchase Maxxis Larsen TT 26 x 2.0 tire for my Firefox Cyclone D 26 bicycle. My bicycle currently has 26 x 2.125 tire. Just wanted to know if the above Maxxis tire will fit or not.
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Reinstalling tire after replacing inner tube, how important is it that tire bead is even along rim?

Replacing my inner tube, I've been having some trouble getting the tire back on the rim with the bead completely even throughout. For an example of what I'm talking about, see this segment of a ...
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Could I have deformed the wheel of my new bike by being too heavy?

I bought a new hybrid bike (Saracen urban X2) and after two days, the rim of rear wheels got trouble. The shape of the wheel slightly changed from circle to earth like shape. A very little but I can ...
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My rear wheel is bent. How do I know which replacement rim would work?

I have a 2015 Diamondback Insight 1. (http://dbcorp.diamondback.com/insight-1) The rear wheel is bent and I think needs replacement. The bike specs say that it's a "32h Equation R23 Doublewall" but I ...
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How to fix a rim, that bent vertically inwards?

The rim is mostly round, but in one place it's bent a little bit (3-5 mm) towards the center. I only found manuals about fixing wheels that are wobbling side to side, but nothing about vertical ...
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Can I change my tyre size from a 20x2.20 to a 20x2.30 with out changing my rims

I have a bmx with 20 x 2.20 tyres on it. Can I change them to a 20 x 2.30 and would I have to change my inner tubes as well.
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Constant flat tires in past year

I recently in the past year have had problem my front tire. It is about 3 years old and this year it has had about 3 tube replacements, many patches, and recently (in the past month) a new front rim ...
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How to I make my rim brakes stop making loud ugly noises ? [duplicate]

I just bought a new bike today, and I took it out for a test ride and the brakes just make a super ugly and loud noise when I use them, my brother says I just have to break them in , but some of my ...
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How bad is a bent rim, how to deal with it and how urgent and dangerous is it?

I've recently learned how to bunny hop. It's definitely a lot of fun. I've repeatedly tried doing a 180 (with no success). It mostly ended up having the rear wheel lifted, the bike rotated 90 degrees ...
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What type of brake pads should I run on my Shimano RS80 C24 wheels?

I recently purchased a new (used) bike that has Shimano RS80 C24 wheels. The wheels say "carbon" on the side, though a couple of different sites indicate they feature a carbon and alloy laminate ...
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How do I know what size tyres can I fit on my rims?

I have a hybrid bike with Alex DP17 32h rims (700c). They still have the tyres that came with the bike on them, 40c konda's, but I'd like to replace them with some puncture resistant, narrower tyres ...
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How thin/worn out can you allow road bike rims to get?

My mechanic measured the rim off my front wheel to be 0.8mm thick and recommended to get a new wheel. How thin can a rim get until it gets very dangerous to keep riding it?
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Should I seal the open spoke holes on my front rim?

I have a 16 spoke front wheel on my road bike. The hub is an oddball Shimano one with 16 big nipples at the hub end instead of the rim end. This wheel also has a 32 hole aluminium/aluminum rim: I ...
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Older rims, newer tires

Can I put "new" 27 and half inch tires on "old" 27 inch rims? Looking to save the trouble of finding out!
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Need Help Deciding What to Do With Bent Front Rim

I bent my front rim the previous day, and the LBS has already unbent it the best they could; however, there is still a slight wobble. To add, he couldn't tension all the spokes to get a proper true ...
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Inner tube blows up due to rim holes

I've decided to cycle to work and got myself a new bike. When the bike arrived I inflated the tyres to 80psi (20 below recommended) using a track pump. Instantly the inner tube blew up. I thought the ...
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Bike pulses while applying the front brake. I'm unsure what the cause is

Once per rotation of the front wheel, when braking, the bike pulses under me. The brakes are calliper rim brakes. Swapping wheels out fixes the problem - so it is definitely wheel related The wheel ...
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How to choose MTB bike tyre: hookless, tubular or clincher?

I don't know the difference between hookless tire, tubular tire and clincher tire. When I choose the tire type how to make a professional choice? I want to know which tire type is best for me.
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