Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The verdict is in...

The out-of-round wheel is causing my brake pad to rub the sidewall of the tire while I brake. This is eating small holes in the sidewall of my tire, and eventually nicking the inner tube, causing the flats.

So, I got some more inner tubes, a new tire (the whole thing) and Kevin at Bike America gave me some tips on hacking the brakes. They won't rub anymore, but I eventually need a new rear wheel.

He also has a new wheel waiting for me, but even at the discounted price he will sell it for, I can't afford it until after I move. He actually ordered it as soon as he found out I flat-spotted it, but didn't tell me. He figured I'd eventually come asking for it.

2 comments:

Revrunner said...

Wow! A new wheel on TOP of a new tire. Bummer! But, hey, I suppose it's gonna happen to all of us sooner or later, right? That is, assuming we ride our bikes for any length of time.

cbsmith said...

Kev's a good guy and he knows the business like few others. I used to work for him probably 8-9 years ago. Time flies!

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