My new front rim... (big holes alert)

Discussion in 'Your Bike Trials Media' started by thetart20, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. thetart20

    thetart20 TartyBikes

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    Picked myself up a £20 Mavic D321, a £15 1" holesaw, and drilled a bit. Didnt fancy shelling out £40 on a single wall, non-welded piece of gashness (Koxx rim) you see...

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    Should reduce tyre roll this Sunday at the next comp anyway...

    PS: Rim weight is 540g, width 36mm.

    Wotcha reckon?

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  2. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    too bad its grey and gay...otherwise.. looks like you did a good job
     

  3. sebLG

    sebLG New Member

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    that looks really awsome. tell us when you brake it. hehe, nah jks, seb like it.
     
  4. B1105

    B1105 New Member

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    was that hard to do? did you do it before the wheel was built or after?
     
  5. MegamoMidwest

    MegamoMidwest chicago crew

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    I like that, I am gonna drill out my rims pretty soon.
     
  6. smudge

    smudge Central Scrrrrrrrutinizer

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    that's exactly what I did to my 321, except with a 7/8 hole saw. I have another one sitting around for when this one DEFINITELY implodes. The rim was flexy as shit after I drilled it. You did a nice jorb.
     
  7. Darren

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    wow that looks really nice
     
  8. hydroboy

    hydroboy "Jak se mas"

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    is that a bling bling.

    sure grey is gay, but its ano and brakes work like fuckers, pitty he runs a disk. Although maybe they are disk only rims?
     
  9. Andreas

    Andreas All About Trials

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    schweet. precise drilling!
     
  10. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    yes, 321's are disk only.
     
  11. thetart20

    thetart20 TartyBikes

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    Haha, yeah its pretty flexy. Less flexy than a Koxx 38mm front rim though... and lighter... so we'll see how it holds up. The grey is ok, dont fancy some uber-bling gold rims or summat... And as Kevin says, its disk only, as i like my front brake to work :)

    I did it before i built it up... but i dont see any reason why you couldnt drill while it was built up!

    I'll let you know when/if it dies, hehe, hopefully will be ok though...

    Oh, and the tyre is a Minion Front 2-Ply Supertacky... making my front wheel heavier than some people's rears (ouch).

    Cheers for the comments!
     
  12. Paul

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    Nice one Adam,abit on the heavy side too :p
     
  13. JK

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    My black ISO King front came in today. I'm thinking of getting it built up with one of those d321 rims. I was looking at them before, but I wasn't too sure about their "drillability". Thanks for testing that out for us.
     
  14. Shipley

    Shipley ..........

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    Drill before if you have the option.. too often you'll get some annoying little bits of shrapnel rattling around that even a shopvac won't get to... turnin your wheel into a tamborine. Minor annoyance.. I like a quiet bike though. Not that you can hear it with the hub buzzin around... 3:30 in the mornin makes for a ramble on a tamborine wheel.

    Damn OTN and OCD.
     
  15. thetart20

    thetart20 TartyBikes

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    Well its dead. Haha. Done me proud for over 3 months though.

    Landed a biiigg flat gap to front wheel at a funny angle (turned the bars for some reason :down: ) and it now looks like this:

    http://www.trials-nation.com/?page=image_p...op3gfa2i9om.jpg

    I reckon my X618 would have been worse for wear after the landing i put it through though :eek3: However it probably wouldnt have died in such a dramatic fashion :bigthumb:

    Survived my biggest 180 gaps to front wheel ever though (just under 6.5ft) :) So i wont have any issues with doing the same drilling again...
     
  16. AgrAde

    AgrAde From your head to your fists

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    holy shit, nice muntage :rofl:
     
  17. xxxfr

    xxxfr RCP FABRICATION

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    nice.....cant wait for that to happen to my dx32 haha
     
  18. GTFCKD

    GTFCKD New Member

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    why would you run a 321 dh rim on a trials bike wouldnt it be a tad too heavy
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  19. thetart20

    thetart20 TartyBikes

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    But with 1" holes in it, its lighter than a Try-All front rim...
     
  20. GTFCKD

    GTFCKD New Member

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    weak as piss with the holes and the tryall rims are fucking shit too



    michael