no rim eyelets?

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by CoppellStereo, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. CoppellStereo

    CoppellStereo Ruff Rider

    2,781
    339
    83
    I got a DX32 for a friend today in the mail, and it has no eyelets. I know we could still build the wheel without them, but how would I go about putting eyelets in them?
     
  2. netto

    netto New Member

    2,748
    58
    0
    tis fine most dx's dun have eyelets
     

  3. [BMF]Andy

    [BMF]Andy New Member

    541
    2
    0
    I'm pretty sure eyelets can only be done during the manufacturing process. I have never heard of anyone putting in eyelets themselves.
     
  4. willapaj

    willapaj New Member

    282
    4
    0
    yeah it's weird... some DX32's have eyelets (mine does), some don't... I wouldn't worry about it though. You'll probably flatspot the rim before you pull spokes out. But if you're really worried, I've heard of people putting washers between the nipple and the rim (on the "inside" of the rim)
     
  5. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

    6,516
    103
    63
    if you pull a spoke nipple through a dx-32 you will have blown the wheel up anyways. eyeletes make a big difference on things like road wheels where the rotational load/unload causes a rediculous amount of stress over time and will cause little hbairline stress fractures in the rim around the nipple if there isnt an eyelete. with trials we smash our rims to death before something like this ever becomes an issue.
     
  6. Ed Gildea

    Ed Gildea New Member

    1,270
    2
    0
    my new thing is killing brand new back wheels.
     
  7. SHiRLEY_CHiZEM

    SHiRLEY_CHiZEM New Member

    28
    0
    0
    you can also use washers if you want ta be ole skoo..
     
  8. freeridercam

    freeridercam le Tall

    88
    0
    0
    *cough* No shit, really?

     
  9. mad uni rider

    mad uni rider Guest

    31
    0
    0
    I know a guy who drilled his own eyelets and it worked out fine you just gotta take your time
     
  10. CoppellStereo

    CoppellStereo Ruff Rider

    2,781
    339
    83
    nice, my friend was too in of a hurry to build is rim since he just got his frame in, so he went no eyelets