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Old 08-14-19, 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
Here's what happens when you let a rim go too long. I barely felt a bump when I started the ride- 15 miles later... KABOOM. The rim let go with a louder bang than I'd ever heard. Fortunately I wasn't going fast and I was able to walk to a nice bagel shop to await rescue.


How many miles were on those rims? As is the case with jetliner crashes, a few spectacular failures will hog all of the attention when there are a million non-failures.

A wheel is more likely to require replacement for worn cups or impact damage to the rim than for a sidewall blowout.
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