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Old 12-26-21, 03:49 PM
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What Is Dinging a Rim?

I just encountered the phrase, "Dinging a rim." Is it just another way "of damaging a rim"

Any information you can provide will be appreciated a lot. Thank you

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The synonym in this context is "to dent". It is a localized damage that can, e.g., occur when the rim hits a curb.
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Originally Posted by danallen View Post
I just encountered the phrase, "Dinging a rim." Is it just another way "of damaging a rim"

Any information you can provide will be appreciated a lot. Thank you
Yes. Some also call it “blipping a rim” because of what you feel in the brakes when using a rim brake. The causes of a ding or blip or dent (take your pick) can be many. Most of them have to do with underinflation for the impacts the wheel encounters. It’s very common to see blipped tubeless rims in mountain bikes because they are running such ridiculously low pressures.
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Very different from ringing a din! 😳
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Small dent that probably doesn't ruin it.
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Moving to mechanics forum.
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Next up.... plinking your spokes!
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Next up.... plinking your spokes!

I pluck spokes, I don't shoot them (as in plinking). Andy
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Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart View Post
I pluck spokes, I don't shoot them (as in plinking). Andy
Hmm.... probably regional. Maybe very local to me only. I've always said plinking because that's the sound they made when plucked. If the sound was more of a plunk, then I'd tighten them. Perhaps back then I was tensioning them too much. I had a spoke wrench and knew absolutely nothing about wheel building. I suppose those were my dangerous days. <grin>
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Dinging is just a vague word for many things. Doesn't tell you much when someone says, "my rim is dinged, how do I fix it". Kind of like getting "popped" in the head. Could be a playful slap in the back of the head from a spouse or a brain crushing knockout punch from Mike Tyson. I predict at least 2 pages for this thread.
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"Ding" is the word sellers use when trying to sell something that has a DENT or is completely trashed. Similar to "Ran when parked" (35 years ago).
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Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart View Post
I pluck spokes, I don't shoot them (as in plinking). Andy
Does anyone (besides me) "tap" the spokes with something like a plastic screwdriver handle? Saves my fingernails!
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Originally Posted by sweeks View Post
Does anyone (besides me) "tap" the spokes with something like a plastic screwdriver handle? Saves my fingernails!
Yup. Use a spoke wrench. It’s already in my hand.
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