Old 11-17-21, 09:25 AM
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A quick note on used wheels. A friend of mine had accumulated a set of lightweight wheels and after he had not used them for a few years, he offered them to me. I took them, put a cassette on back, I think I needed to add rim tape, one lacked a skewer. I put tires and tubes on them and aired them up. One of them had a nasty bulge where there was a crack in the rim. I was surprised that I had missed that, as I had washed the dust and dirt from storage off of them and should have noticed any flaws. But when I let the air out, the crack disappeared.

The crack was only noticeable with air pressure. So, be careful. In my case they were free from a friend so I could not complain, and I think he had never had tires on them. But if I had bought them from someone that had air pressure in them, I would have been quite upset.
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