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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:56 am 
Old School Hero

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Location: Flipping between Wigan and Lincoln
fairly basic check that I'd make (making the assumption you're running cantis or other rim brakes here): It's not something as simple as the brake pads catching on the join in the rim is it?

unhook the rear brake temporarily to check :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:21 pm 
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well after a lot of messing and applying pressure to the rear rim with a mate I heard it do the clicking noise so ive now found the problem (see pic) was hard to see until pressure was applied :roll:

is there any way I can fix this or is my rim dead its not near the spoke but im sure will just get worse :cry:

im a bit gutted as Im now a wheel down. don't think the guy who I had them off would of seen the split but would of for sure heard the clicking.i know I might of been daft to buy without road testing but my build was in bits at the time :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:52 pm 
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I would talk to a marine composite specialist. Somebody who repairs racing sailing dinghies will have the right experience to make a judgment.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:06 pm 
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Is there foam inside the rim? If yes you could mask off the alloy rim and the carbon fairing and dribble some epoxy resin into the gap , the ideal epoxy will be a thin yet toughened , rubberized one , if there is no foam in there the job is harder as the ideal thin resin will just fall through. In that case i would push in a thicker epoxy glue with a finger , I cannot see any room for "surface preparation"


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:26 pm 
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latman wrote:
Is there foam inside the rim? If yes you could mask off the alloy rim and the carbon fairing and dribble some epoxy resin into the gap , the ideal epoxy will be a thin yet toughened , rubberized one , if there is no foam in there the job is harder as the ideal thin resin will just fall through. In that case i would push in a thicker epoxy glue with a finger , I cannot see any room for "surface preparation"

sounds good if there is no foam I will load it up then clamp then turn upside down that way the resin should run back down towards the joint :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:39 pm 
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http://www.carbonframerepair.com/index.php/what-we-do/

Could be worth getting in touch with the pros, see what's possible/what they recommend.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:15 pm 
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i believe in fixies wrote:
http://www.carbonframerepair.com/index.php/what-we-do/

Could be worth getting in touch with the pros, see what's possible/what they recommend.

cheers mate will check it out :)


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