Reasons for wheel failures

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Re: Reasons for wheel failures

Postby celeste boy » Mon Sep 25, 2023 7:46 am

I changed a tyre on the e bike and noticed a crack in the rim where the weld should be. The rim was proud perhaps one mm on the edge. So Im guessing the whole weld has come apart? Luckily for me it is being replaced on warranty, being less than 1 yo.
Makes you wonder about the quality of the construction. The wheel was probably held together by the tight spokes?
CB

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Re: Reasons for wheel failures

Postby Duck! » Mon Sep 25, 2023 12:19 pm

Sure it's not a pinned joint?
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Reasons for wheel failures

Postby celeste boy » Thu Sep 28, 2023 7:54 am

Hi Duck,
Not sure about pinned joints?
I reckon if I loosened the spokes , I could pull the rim apart at the join.
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