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    Ravaged rims...

    So I went riding early this morn. Unfortunately, the rain god's bladder was full and he emptied it on me and Galbraith Mt. Given I was riding v-brakes, my rims are much worse for the wear after the 2 hour jaunt. Unlike other the many other times i have ridden in the mud or rain, apparently some rocks or gravel got under my brake pads (Promax pos) and roughed up the rim rather violently. I tried to wipe them off with a glove on the trail to no avail. Two questions:
    Why now and how can I prevent this?
    Should I sand or buff the rims to avoid further damage?

    I'm installing brand new koolstop pads, by the way.

    Thanks,
    briwear

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    Quote Originally Posted by briwear
    So I went riding early this morn. Unfortunately, the rain god's bladder was full and he emptied it on me and Galbraith Mt. Given I was riding v-brakes, my rims are much worse for the wear after the 2 hour jaunt. Unlike other the many other times i have ridden in the mud or rain, apparently some rocks or gravel got under my brake pads (Promax pos) and roughed up the rim rather violently. I tried to wipe them off with a glove on the trail to no avail. Two questions:
    Why now and how can I prevent this?
    Should I sand or buff the rims to avoid further damage?

    I'm installing brand new koolstop pads, by the way.

    Thanks,
    briwear
    The only way to prevent rim wear form brakes is to switch to disc brakes. Rim brakes wear out rims I used to go through a rear rim a year and a front every 3-4 years.
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    me = stupid

    Anyone reading this thread disregard it. I am a dumbass. Kids, check your brake pads and don't let them wear through to the METAL. luckily it wasn't that bad, but i sure feel stupid. Something you have to learn the hard way.

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    ah dont be so hard on yourself, we've all done stupid things.
    While in college I went for a ride without a quick release on the rear wheel!
    Still got the scar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebronze
    While in college I went for a ride without a quick release on the rear wheel!
    OMG!!!

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