So, ghetto hood rats in Baltimore stomped on my front wheel...

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Paul Walnuts, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Paul Walnuts

    Paul Walnuts New Member

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    because they couldn't steal my locked-up 2010 Schwinn Sporterra Sport bike (I use the OnGuard Bulldog U-lock/steel cable combo). Anyway, they stomped the front wheel. I got a new one: Stay-Tru 36-spoker. Nice wheel.

    Anyway, what I'm wondering is, I see that some cycles have all-carbon-fiber wheels that not only have a carbon fiber rim but also carbon fiber "spokes." What I'm wondering is, are those wheels strong enough that some random thug can't stomp them out of shape with his Timberland?

    I mean, carbon's supposed to shatter, not bend. Are such all-carbon wheels stomp-proof?
     
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  2. kdelong

    kdelong Well-Known Member

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    No rim is stomp proof.
     
  3. tafi

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    Indeed, and I'd ever park a bike with carbon wheels ($$$$) and then walk away from it.

    For a start I would try locking it up in a different place (prefereably an area with high pedestrian traffic). Secondly, a good idea may be to just take the front wheel with you when you lock it up. It is a slight deterent to anyone hoping to nick it and ride away, and (certainly for QR wheels) also prevents someone nicking or damaging the front wheel out of spite.
     
  4. cloudhead

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    The infamous Cavendish Broken Wheel Photo should answer that one:

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