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Carbon rims - worn brake track?

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:56 pm
by Permon
Hi,

I do have Campagnolo Hyperon ultras wheels. I love those ones. I have been using them for more than 5 years. Today I was cleaning them and found out that the clear coat is missing on the braking track. Well, maybe it has been missing for years, I do not know.... :-)
Does it mean that wheels are to be replaced?

Actually, how do I recognize worn brake track on a carbon rim?
Is there a way I could put a new clear coat on? A high temperature resistant one?

Thanx for replies.

Carbon rims - worn brake track?

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:56 pm
by Weenie

Re: Carbon rims - worn brake track?

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:10 pm
by eric
Same way you recognize it on aluminium rims. Put a straight edge across the brake track and measure how much it is worn.

http://pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-026/000.html

Re: Carbon rims - worn brake track?

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:06 pm
by Permon
eric wrote:Same way you recognize it on aluminium rims. Put a straight edge across the brake track and measure how much it is worn.

http://pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-026/000.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


It looks like my rims are like new:-) No curve, completelly straight.
Thanx.