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Repairing a damaged rim.


silversonic
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Hi Chaps.

 

This weekend my beloved Rolf rear rim cracked right on the spoke nipple.

 

I realise this is a vintage wheelset with various differing spoke tensions with technical details shrouded in mystery, though it's levels of performance are truly astounding. (i weigh 63 kg's)

 

Time is of the essence, and am going to take it to Cape Town's top specialist welder for a repair evaluation.

 

Would there be any other Cape Town based specialist wheel builders to consult with for this repair, ito keeping the wheel true ect?

 

 

 

 

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Thank you, just realised have a friend with an unused Vigor back wheel and will chat to him. (think the freebody could be problematic on his)

 

Anyhow, here is a close-up of the original rim damage:

 

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I loved my Vigors back in the day but when they start cracking they don't stop. I'm pretty sure if you give the rest of the rim a good check you'll find more than a few hairlines.... Check the other rim well too!

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+1 for writing it off, perhaps keep an eye on the classifieds for a replacement wheel.

 

@David M: probably true, there are very few engineers working in cycling in SA. South Industries, perhaps? (But they do carbon rims)

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+1 for writing it off, perhaps keep an eye on the classifieds for a replacement wheel.

 

@David M: probably true, there are very few engineers working in cycling in SA. South Industries, perhaps? (But they do carbon rims)

They do come up for sale every now and again and usually for very reasonable prices too. :)

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I have just bought a set of the vector comps on here for reasonable money - how to make them work with campy groupset is going to be interesting.........think I have bought myself problems but they look so beautiful......if yours have campy freehubs I suggest you throw them away (in my dustbin)

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I have just bought a set of the vector comps on here for reasonable money - how to make them work with campy groupset is going to be interesting.........think I have bought myself problems but they look so beautiful......if yours have campy freehubs I suggest you throw them away (in my dustbin)

I've used my Vigor's successfully on both a full Centaur and Record groupset, using a Shimano 9-speed chain. [emoji106] Edited by silversonic
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