Monday, October 13, 2008

Read The Label

Whats worse than trying to shove ten pounds of shit into a five pound bag? How about 120 psi into a a mtn bike tire & rim that is meant to hold 65 psi. Thats the metal side of the rim you see there in the pic. Nice.

8 comments:

Jarrod said...

What's the story here?
have you ever heard of this happening to a road bike wheel?
I bet it sounded like a shotgun!

clintpatty said...

That looks like a shitty rim to me. I would expect a mountain rim I bought to hold up to 200. No rim should be built crappy enough to not stand up to the tubeless conversion process. Hopefully that rim was damaged in crashes previously.

beardsarefun said...

I can see how it may appear that way but I have only had good experiences with those rims. Also, it had a tube in it. They are well engineered but more than doubling the normal air pressure puts different forces on it then it was intended to have. This is meant to hold a mtn bike tire which normally ranges 40-65psi. Most road tires over 35mm will not hold more thn 85psi. This tire was inflated to 120psi, not to mention its a disc specific rim which means it doesnt have built up sidewalls.

Face said...

That sucks. I looks to me like it was that machanics fault, he doesnt look very professional. I mean does he own a belt?

beardsarefun said...

he's vegan; belts are inhumane!

beardsarefun said...

and just to clarify, the customer did this at his home. he was cool though and just laughed about it.

Anonymous said...

At least his pants are zipped. I hear some vegans have a problem with that.

Anonymous said...

How come vegans leave their flies open? lose the meat?