Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About
It is currently Tue May 03, 2016 5:17 pm
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED

If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062


All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:35 pm
Posts: 18
Sorry.. Not much action in the Everything Wheels subforum so I thought I would post here.

I bought some old Zipp 404's off someone last fall and have only ridden them for about 100km.
I noticed this crack only after changing a tube.
How would you go about fixing them? Just dab some epoxy or get a carbon fiber repair kit?

Here is a link to a photo:
http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/9232971/


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:36 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:25 am
Posts: 575
Location: Gold Coast Australia
Conatct Zipp... get their advice..

When you see it's likely to be "replace the rim" and as you are not covered under warranty as not the original purchaser, you will be left in a quandry as to what to do.....(but at least you asked..)

If it was a rear wheel i would look into a possible repair with a crabon bike repair specialist.. by the time anything was done you may be approaching th cost of a replacment rim anyway? Worth checking.

If it was a front wheel I prsonally would not even bother with a repair an simply stump up for the replacment rim.

"IF" you are a very light rider and you ride flatish routes on smooth roads you may elect to just continue to rid eit.. with a spoke pulling through being the worst likely out come... which in the event is like a broken spoke... i.e. open the brake and ride home carefully.....


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:20 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:56 am
Posts: 2672
Location: New Zealand
ahhhhhh.....maybe not....I typed a "repair it" post and posted THEN looked at the pic......you could repair it but that crack seems to be heading up into the rim.....take it to a pro and have THEM repair it.

_________________
Updated: Racing again! Thought this was unlikely! Eventually, I may even have a decent race!
Edit: 2015: darn near won the best South Island series (got second in age
-group)..woo hoo Racy Theremery is back!!


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:37 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 07, 2011 12:23 am
Posts: 180
It's your face, but it's worth some consideration as to what an accident from wheel failure would entail. I really couldn't advise anything but replacement or professional repair.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Nipple DT Swiss

in Road

Timmy269

3

319

Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:58 am

Sir Rides a Lot View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Spoke has a ripple?

in Road

PLuKE

2

455

Mon May 25, 2015 5:49 pm

bm0p700f View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Vision Metron 3 spoke...

in Road

addicted

0

290

Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:01 pm

addicted View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Extralite CyberRear Hub spoke tensions?

in Road

mr4fox

10

604

Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:13 pm

TheDarkInstall View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) looking for plastic spoke hole plugs

in Road

alanmclean

3

240

Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:29 pm

alanmclean View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], bungis, Google [Bot], ihs0yz, Yahoo [Bot] and 33 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited