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- Aug 17, 2019
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Letting this post sink in…. I don’t think you‘re running air in your tires! Lol!I have an old trek 3900 that has at least 50,000 miles on it.
It’s all original but the rear wheel: I replaced the bearings and cassette twice.
I do run high air pressure in my tires.
Last year, ripping over a set of train tracks, I picked up a pretty strong rub on my rear wheel.
After my ride, looking for the rub, I found the rim sidewall had split open.
It was only a 1” crack, but it was done, and the brakes were the only wear on the rim.
Sort of a long story, but in short, yes, you can get that too thin and if you are running air pressure at or near the max, the wheel could blow out with a combo of thinner metal, high air pressure and a big bump!!!
I’m not sure how the solid tire will impact the wheel…. Probably better than pneumatic. -just be cautious. I’ve split a rim open with brakes (long term wear), bumps and air.