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    Drilling Robssons 80s rims .... or more air for my Pug...

    After my last ride i mentioned that maybe motorcycle toobs arn't so great... i had to install a Metzeler CR21 in my rear wheel...but a toob with more tha 2Kg isn't acceptable... so i ordered some surly toobs (they arn't available on all time here in germany)...

    i bought some big holesaws last time on a "sell-all-we-are-closing-sale"... so i thought i have to change tubes, why not drill some holes? So my Robsson 36H 80mm rims had to get some...

    ... it was a real struggle to get the nates of the rims... i even bend a crank brothers tire lever

    ...i need 5minutes +- 2 minutes per hole... 4 done 64 to go maybe i'll finish it this year

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    ... i'll drill some holes tomorrow... thanks iam not in a hurry...

    greetings from germany...one day after GFBD2013
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    2 batterypacks and a half botle of cutting fluid later i did over the half of the first rim...

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    Nice!
    How have these rims worked out so far? You mentioned that getting them off the rim was a struggle. How about getting them on? Is it easy to get the tyre pop on it's place. Have you tried them tubeless?
    I'm about to start my own wheel building project and these rims are on the top of my shopping list at the moment. So any comments about them are welcomed.

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    i will try tubeless (ghetto-method) next week... the tire sits so tight on the rim its some work to get it on but with some good tirelever its a 10minute job... the they sit so tight on the rim if you squeeze them you can hear the air flowing back in... so i should be on the save side... the rims are better for a symetrical fat bike than for an offset project... it was quite a pita to get them true... but maybe it was may lacing lateral and 3 crosses to the opposite side of the rims...

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    Drilling Robssons 80s rims .... or more air for my Pug...-pi1r.jpg

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    i put some snowflakes inside the rims...

    first wheel finished...

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    I can certainly appreciate the efforts with your project........however the dbl wall rims leave it less than aesthetically pleasing with the rim strip below the surface. (not that my views are important but)

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    That its now much lighter was my goal... The rimstrip is always a Problem with dbl Walles rims...

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    Well done Tibor

    Adding Drillium to your rims is always entertaining !
    Life IS a Beach and then you Corrode

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tibor View Post
    That its now much lighter was my goal...
    then you have succeeded

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