Need advice on damaged front rim

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  1. ronin359

    ronin359 New Member

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    My Cannondale SuperSix came with Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheels. I was on a descent when my front tire blew out. I was successful in braking slowly on gravel to stop without crashing. My front rim ended up with some nasty gouges, practically all around the rim; but no gouges on the braking surface. Is there a way of removing the gouges or is the rim toast?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    How about posting some pictures of the damage?
     
  3. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    " Is there a way of removing the gouges or is the rim toast?"

    Depending on how deep they are, a light touch up to the top of the bead area will smooth the worst of it out.

    I had the same thing happen to an Aksium rim. Rolled maybe a hundred yards after a high speed blow out. I was on pavement and still managed to gouge up both beads. No big deal. Light strokes and finish up with a hone stone. That rim is still in service.
     
  4. ronin359

    ronin359 New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I will also post some pics of the damage asap.
     
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