spokes puncturing thr tube

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Sinnert, May 17, 2003.

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  1. Sinnert

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    Does anyone know why my spokes are protruding inside the rim and puncturing my tube? I have the tape
    and the rubber strip between the rim and the tube. I know I must have tightened the spokes too much
    when I trued the wheel, but is there any way to prevent this?
     
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  2. In article <[email protected]>, sinnerT <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Does anyone know why my spokes are protruding inside the rim and puncturing my tube? I have the
    >tape and the rubber strip between the rim and the tube. I know I must have tightened the spokes too
    >much when I trued the wheel, but is there any way to prevent this?

    If the spoke ends are protruding too far then the spokes are too long. Depending on the design of
    the rim you may be able to shorten them with a grinder.
     
  3. rennis-<< Does anyone know why my spokes are protruding inside the rim and puncturing my tube? I
    have the tape and the rubber strip between the rim and the tube.

    Spokes too long...

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  4. Take a fine file and file off the protrusion. The tape will only delay it's penetration
    into the tube.

    May you have the wind at your back. And a really low gear for the hills! Chris

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  5. Forgot to add; if there are a lot of spokes protruding, then whoever built the wheel wasn't very
    good. He (she?) obviously didn't select the correct length. Which might say something about the
    quality of the build.

    You might want to look into a rebuild. With the correct length spokes.

    May you have the wind at your back. And a really low gear for the hills! Chris

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