Some questions...

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Merlin, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. Merlin

    Merlin New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2002
    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    0
    A few questions for you Boffs...

    1. If you squeeze a tube hard enough, you will find Silvery powder coming out of the valve...

    What is this, and why is it in the tube in the first place?

    2. My rims 'pit' very badly. (They lose shards of Metal all the time, which end up in my blocks.)...

    Why?

    Thanks...
     
    Tags:


  2. MtnBikerChk

    MtnBikerChk New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2002
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    0
    no idea.... and no idea.

    #2 - cheap rims?

    sorry.
     
  3. Merlin

    Merlin New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2002
    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    0
    *choke*

    Tx for the reply...

    As for cheap rims... *gasp* *choke*

    Hehe, they are Bontrager Jones. Good stuff.
     
  4. maarten

    maarten New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2002
    Messages:
    294
    Likes Received:
    0
    The powder is meant to make sure the tube can inflate(parts don't kit together). Some(very limited number) tubulars have glue in them to stop leaks but this probably won't be the case here.

    Rim's can be cheap low quality rims or wrong brakepads for your rims. Make sure brake pads are for the matterial your rim is made out.
     
  5. Merlin

    Merlin New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2002
    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the tube info...

    As for the blocks, they are correct.

    Alu/Alloy blocks for the Bontragers. Blocks cannot possibly take shards out of the rim.
     
  6. MtnBikerChk

    MtnBikerChk New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2002
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    0
    E-mail Bontrager. maybe they are defective.
     
  7. Merlin

    Merlin New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2002
    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have mailed them, lets see if they respond...

    :>
     
Loading...
Loading...