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Offline fred99999au

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Re: WR200 UK (Easy?) build project
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2019, 08:24:22 PM »
agreed. Unless the buckle is really bad, Ie run rims worse than that. Go at it with a rotary wire brush.

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Re: WR200 UK (Easy?) build project
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2019, 09:52:12 AM »

Anyone got any tips on getting corroded spokes undone?  Or has anyone got spare wheels/rims??

Front wheel is not corroded to the same extent, but if I have to replace one rim then maybe I'll do both, else it will look like the poor relation.
Picture of the Rear Rim...

I have started my front rim, which looks exactly the same as your rear rim.   I took it to a specialist to get re-trued, he took one look at it and told me it was f**ed.   My nipples look exactly like yours and he puts on heat, portable blowtorch, trys to crack them with a spoke wrench, from the spoke side.  New spokes were about $2 each x 36 + labour, + new rim, suddenly I have a $300 front wheel which might as well get a new tube and tyre.   

The thing that wrecked my front rim, I do believe was loose spokes, so you'll be wise to get that sorted unfortuneately.

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Offline Cooky375

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Re: WR200 UK (Easy?) build project
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2019, 02:57:49 PM »,24320.80.html,24263.0.html

For me I work off a budget and try to get the most out of what I can use before buying new. I rather buy fuel and ride time than new parts.

My 200 has coped some abuse over really rocky terrain and my rims are holding up. However I know they wont last for ever and will keep an eye on them.

My 175 cracked from the abuse in rocky terrain but I kept on using it. The crack grew another inch from the photo in the link above before I replaced it.

If I was hitting triples or racing Finke, no doubt I would replace immediately but for trail hacks(I'm not saying you are one, I am), you will be surprised how far mechanical items can be pushed. You just have to be realistic with the finances and your risk assessments when riding with old bikes.