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Offline isettaman

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Front wheel Rim Lock
« on: 20 Oct 2019 at 10:44 »
Just a quick question, should the front wheel of my 80 Plus have a rim lock installed?
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Dave

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Re: Front wheel Rim Lock
« Reply #1 on: 20 Oct 2019 at 14:04 »
I would say a rim lock is not necessary on the front wheel if a bike is being used on tarmac - the tyre pressure should be sufficient to prevent tyre creep. If you are concerned that the tyre may be creeping, leave the lock ring on the valve stem loose, then you will be able to see from the angle of the valve whether the tyre has crept.

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Re: Front wheel Rim Lock
« Reply #2 on: 20 Oct 2019 at 14:43 »
Thanks for your reply, Eddie
Would the same apply to the rear wheel?
Dave

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Re: Front wheel Rim Lock
« Reply #3 on: 20 Oct 2019 at 15:12 »
It depends on what rims you are using. Alloy rims often have a serrated finish where the tyre seats, so tyre creep is unlikely. Stainless or newly chromed rims may not grip the tyres so well, so some form of tyre clamp may be needed. Personally, I found on my sprinter, that chiselling the inside of the rim was more effective for preventing tyre creep on the back wheel - as they say 'crude but effective!'.

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Re: Front wheel Rim Lock
« Reply #4 on: 20 Oct 2019 at 16:00 »
Hmmm
I've got original rims which have been re-chromed so I'll go for a standard tyre clamp for the rear wheel.
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