Water inside wheels

bikeit65
bikeit65 Posts: 995
edited March 2014 in Workshop
Had a really wet sportive yesterday.... and I mean an 1.5 hours of solid downpour conditions. go home washed the bike down, so while doing my usual checks on the bike last night i heard what i thought was water inside the wheel, so i took the tyre off and there was some water inside the tyre, the rim tape was also wet, is this normal or could something be wrong.
Rims: H Plus Son Archetype.
Tyres: Gatorskins.
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Trek Domane SL7 GEN4
Planet X RT58
Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
Pain.. Is weakness leaving the body.

HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011

Comments

  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    It's normal for rims with no eyelets
    left the forum March 2023
  • bikeit65
    bikeit65 Posts: 995
    Ugo thanks, will the water over time do any harm?
    https://www.instagram.com/seanmcgrathphotography/
    Trek Domane SL7 GEN4
    Planet X RT58
    Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
    Pain.. Is weakness leaving the body.

    HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    Not if it's a one off, remove it and forget about it
    left the forum March 2023
  • rayjay
    rayjay Posts: 1,384
    I would check for small fish or any other water based life form. I once found a small pirate near my valve hole.
  • bikeit65
    bikeit65 Posts: 995
    Im away to get the waders and rod.
    https://www.instagram.com/seanmcgrathphotography/
    Trek Domane SL7 GEN4
    Planet X RT58
    Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
    Pain.. Is weakness leaving the body.

    HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011
  • crankycrank
    crankycrank Posts: 1,830
    I've never been able to find a decent solution to the problem of water in double wall rims. Although it's only a big problem if you happen to trap some corrosive type of slosh that feckers up your spoke nipples and such. If you want to go to the effort you can let the air out of the tyres and store the bike with the valve hole situated at the bottom of the rim to allow a little better drainage.