Drilling Rims?

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by bonzai, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. bonzai

    bonzai The brown guy

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    I wanted to know how wide the holes should be, is there a standard size? Are there any precautions I should take when drilling a rim? Simply, whats the best way to do?

    Any input will be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. average mike

    average mike Guest

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    Try and use a drill press or a similar drill, hand drills are :greddy: for drilling rims. Mark spots on your rim with a pencil or whatever beforehand if you want to get really precise holes. Drill small pilot holes too, so the big bit goes in easier and its more centered. I dont know what rims you have, so i cant really suggest a hole size. Just go as big as you can get without hitting the sidewalls or getting close to the spokes. After you're done drilling, just use two layers of electical tape as rim strips, it works nice, and comes in many colors. Good luck
     

  3. B1105

    B1105 New Member

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    Should you drill the rims before its laced to a hub or afterwards?
     
  4. OTAdmin

    OTAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    I drilled before because i used a drill press, but it might actually be better to drill afterwards if you're just using a normal drill.