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Water in my rims!

on-yer-bikeon-yer-bike Posts: 2,974
edited January 2010 in Workshop
Is it normal for Campag Neutrons to take in water? I had a wet ride today and I can hear water sloshing about inside the rim. It slowly came out of the little drain hole when I got home but I must have ridden quite a few miles with it. THe fulcrum 3s I had before these never had this issue.
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  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    I've had Neutron Ultras for 2 years, and not had any problems, and most of my rides seem to be wet.
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  • BhimaBhima Posts: 2,145
    Normal for deep rims.

    I once taped over my rear drainage hole before a wet ride. Got home and it was only the front that had filled up, which makes the drainage holes kind of pointless really, as they seem to create the problem, they're created to solve.
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Bhima wrote:
    Normal for deep rims.

    Neutrons are very much as shallow as you will get on a factory built wheel.
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  • WappygixerWappygixer Posts: 1,396
    Its normal for water to get in.
    Even though the spoke holes seem quite tight water will still get in if it wants to.
    It wont do any harm to alloy or carbon rims, just let it dry out in its own time.
  • on-yer-bikeon-yer-bike Posts: 2,974
    It kind of makes a mockery of wheel weights when you've got countless grams of water swishing round in the rim. I can't understand why no water seems to be coming out of the spoke holes.
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  • my winter wheels fill with water! all i do is after the ride wash bike then position the holes at the lowest point and lean bike over! its amasing how much water comes flooding out!

    My new Racing 1 wheels dont seem to have any drainage holes! so they arent going near water! :roll:
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    That's nothing. Over Christmas I brought my son's mtb in to the kitchen to fix a puncture in the warm. When I flipped it upside down about a pint of bright orange water shot out of the frame. Thank Christ Mrs Keef was tucked up in front of the telly! I'm thinking I need to drill a drainage hole in the BB and get hold of a can of Framesaver.

    And in case you're thinking why didn't I just bring the offending wheel in, darling son had left the key for the security skewers at university, so I had to do it with the wheel still in the dropouts. And I put a new chain on. And it was minus 6 outside.
  • laelae Posts: 555
    So long as you don't have steel wheels, like my girlfriend's Caprice does (two winters ago they were fine, now they're just a brown mess inside, will replace with ally come the spring!), it'll be fine once it dries out.
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