asploded bike parts thread


#3921

never met a velocity rim that I couldn’t crack in less than 2,000 miles


#3922

A23?


#3923

ye. tubeless. used, not sure how many miles before I got them. been assaulted with salt since early december.


#3924

#3925

Velocity rims and salty winter do not mix.
Somewhere back in this thread is a picture of the one on my Tachyon that just disassembled itself and was held together essentially by tire pressure.


#3926

Here we are: Velocity Synergy, early 2014. Links died so here’s a remix.
GT Tachyon built up as winterbike/saltgrinder for my first winter in Madison. Polar vortex shit.
I’m pretty sure I was going over it at the end of the winter when I found this. Or maybe I heard some kind of ticking noise during braking.

First thing I noticed:

Inner and outer layer apparently held together by the tire:

Cross section after the fact:


#3927

Holy shit


#3928

That was pretty much the consensus back in 2014.
I don’t buy Velocity rims now.


#3929

Ugh half of my bikes have Velocity rims “just cause” and I’m dreading their inevitable failure. Alex needs to hurry it up with those 650b Adventures 2s!


#3930

I wanted to bother the Alex rep at NAHBS, but dude was busy…
Emailed them also, noathing


#3931

yeah fuck velocity

i really want those alex rims but i’m worried I’m going to have to settle for less


#3932

I wish they would hurry those into the market so dozens of us could buy them.

I suspect that they will be popular with the iBob crowd, too.


#3933

For real how many Pack Rats can there possibly be?


#3934

Spotted this on the way to the store, gone the way of all bamboo/wood bikes, I suppose:


#3935

#3936

Haven’t seen Neuvation wheels in a while. Except my basement that is.


#3937

#3938

How is that possibly cheaper or preferable to buying the right pads for $10 on the internet?


#3939

I bet that guy starts most sentences with, “well, I’m an engineer…”


#3940

DIY or DIE

I mean, I use old inner tubes instead of bungee cords, so it’s not like I’m materially different than this dude.