Wheel Rim help

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Wheel Rim help

Postby elduderino » 4 Jul 2016, 1:10pm


I have just had some wheels supplied & built. The wheels are these;


They can be bought machined & non-machined

Every time i use the front brake i get an annoying rubbing noise because the V-pad is hitting the joint. See photo. I can catch my nail on the joint its that pronounced.


My question is have i been supplied with non-machined wheels?


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Re: Wheel Rim help

Postby Brucey » 4 Jul 2016, 1:54pm

such things were common when rims were not machined but this is rarer now. Occasionally a machined rim will move at the joint a little when the wheel is built, giving a step of that sort. It shouldn't happen but it does.

I would ask the vendor if they think that is 'normal' and consider rejecting the wheels.

However the step feature will disappear in time by itself, and if it is a front wheel, its effects can often be made less pronounced by turning the front wheel the other way round.


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Re: Wheel Rim help

Postby georgew » 4 Jul 2016, 5:12pm

When this feature was common I would use a fine sharpening stone to rub it down.