The last time I chipped a LW was last year’s New York Grand Fondo. There was a section of road along the river that was a pot hole mine field. They had a sign that explained that it would be closing soon for resurfacing. A small group of us were chasing down a guy who had gotten away from us, we thought that we would let him dangle off the front and he would wear himself out. Turns out that we underestimated him. He ended up as one of the top 10 finishers on the hill climbing.
He was only 25 yards in front of us, some of the pot holes were several inches deep but the big problem was the road was partial shade and partial bright sun. You could not really make out all the holes. I was in front so I had a good view, I was calling out pot holes right and left and jumping over some. Then I hit one really hard, heard the loud crack and it bent my handlebar down. Soon afterward a friend hit another hole and he flatted. We did catch the guy and passed him and he was done, he was not even able to stay on our wheel. I am still not sure if I would chase him down given the same situation, probably would.
About two years ago I ended up with a stick poking a small hole in the front carbon hub body. I don’t remember exactly how it happened, somehow I ran over a branch, but they fixed it and I would not be able to tell you which wheel had the hole.
Earlier this spring I had a friend with a set of LW wheels hit a squirrel. The squirrel ran across the road and ran halfway through the front wheel. He was probably going at least 20 mph, my friend that is, the squirrel might have been going faster. The squirrel was lifted and was cut in half when it hit the fork, but not before breaking several spokes. My friend was amazed that he did not crash, he was able to ride home without any trouble but the wheel was done. He was happy that he was not injured and felt bad for the squirrel. He was impressed that the wheel was still relatively true but understood that it would not be repaired. He got a discount on a new front wheel and was happy. He ended up buying three more LW wheelsets.
This what a typical chip in the rim looks like. Also note that if you keep riding the brake pad will start to smear onto the brake surface. I did not do this one but it is typical of the ones I have had. Once they fix it you would have a hard time telling where it was.