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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:19 pm 
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I have a pair of Sun CR17's that the brake surface is well worn, probably not safe to use rims with brakes. Would it OK to use them with disc hubs? Is this a bad idea?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:28 pm 
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The main risk of any worn rim is that it breaks off, causing the tyre to deflate and detach itself. If the rims were that dodgy I wouldn't use them.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:56 pm 
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what he said if very worn ... it will look crap plus unneceasssry weight, other than that, no reason why you cannot use rim brakes with a disc hub.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:36 pm 
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I had a pair of wheels with heavy rim brake use but also were disc ready. I rode disc...after a while the rear rim split presumably under the tyre/tube pressure. Buy new rims :-)


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