Seam Gap in unused rim...

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simonsausage
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Seam Gap in unused rim...

Postby simonsausage » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:32 am

Hi all,
I have a good quality tubular rim (Galli 'Paris Roubaix') that has been laying around unused for many years.
Was about to try to sell it, but just noticed that the join/seam of the rim has the tiniest gap. I can't even fit a fingernail in there.
But is this a cause for concern? I am wondering if, when it is laced up, will the pull of the spokes seal the gap up
or make it worse???
I don't want to sell to someone if its no good.
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Re: Seam Gap in unused rim...

Postby high_tea » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:13 pm

As a buyer, it wouldn't bother me in the slightest. Not a structural problem; spoke tension will hold things together. Maybe a little blip under brakes, bu the first ride in the rain would fix that.

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Re: Seam Gap in unused rim...

Postby simonsausage » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:20 pm

I like this answer!
And if it's actually used on the track hopefully it should be even less of an issue.
Thanks!
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