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Old 05-04-2007, 05:26 AM   #1
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Default Damn you Oak Street Bridge!!!! Damn you hell!!!

Well i polished up the wagon a few days ago and was cleaning the rims (oh my back...literally) and when I got to the Front Passenger Rim, i found a Black line in a spoke that wouldn't wash off....and low and behold it was because it was cracked all the way around. No pieces missing, just a nice Crack. So I recall last month I was coming home from work and remember the wicked pothole I hit....guess I should have inspected it closer....sigh..
I called the City...basically got the ....Too Bad, So sad.... response.
I have contacted Panther...they won't touch it...anyone got any recommendations? It looks weldable.....tig weld? smooth it? refinish it?
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:07 AM   #2
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Time for new wheels. You don't really know how deep is the fracture on the wheel which makes it pretty hazardous.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:43 AM   #3
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that's not what I need to hear...I just bought these a month ago....used mind you, and so far all attempts at find a replacement locally have been met with "hrrrmmmm they don't make them anymore" so at this point, replacement is not even an option
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:51 AM   #4
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What rim is it?
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:09 PM   #5
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Ya I wouldn't want to ride on a rim that was cracked, even if it can be repaired. Sucks though, what wheels are they?
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:14 PM   #6
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Try NuBrite in Port Kells, or even Green's.
I've seen NuBrite do some amazing things with much more damaged wheels.
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:44 PM   #7
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i heard that ICBC was re-imbursing people that suffered flat tires/ damage to their cars as a result of the horrible road conditions on Cambie due to the Rav line construction...maybe you can try to make a claim?



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Well i polished up the wagon a few days ago and was cleaning the rims (oh my back...literally) and when I got to the Front Passenger Rim, i found a Black line in a spoke that wouldn't wash off....and low and behold it was because it was cracked all the way around. No pieces missing, just a nice Crack. So I recall last month I was coming home from work and remember the wicked pothole I hit....guess I should have inspected it closer....sigh..
I called the City...basically got the ....Too Bad, So sad.... response.
I have contacted Panther...they won't touch it...anyone got any recommendations? It looks weldable.....tig weld? smooth it? refinish it?
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:32 PM   #8
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Hmmm, I droved on some gravel/logging road just last weekend, I guess I should check my wheels too.

If the crack is along the base of the spoke I don't think anyone would repair it... Too much liability.
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Old 05-04-2007, 02:09 PM   #9
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Do the baller thing and get different style rims on each side of the car
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Old 05-04-2007, 04:51 PM   #10
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Do the baller thing and get different style rims on each side of the car
HA, I am so poor right now Replacing/repairing it might not even be in the cards for a LONG time.....and to make matters worse my cell was stolen in the last few days, I REALLY need to do the brakes on my car, and I am suspect about my clutch....It feels funny, like it is slipping....sigh...when it rains it pours.
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:10 PM   #11
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I should check my rims too, maybe even new alignment...that pothole on the bridge was nasty. Although montrealers live with that every year!
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Old 05-04-2007, 06:56 PM   #12
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I almost suffered the exact incident, but I was on my stock rims *phew*.
And it was on Oak street bridge, nearing the end of the bridge, going into Richmond. I believe it was on the left, inside lane, there was a HUGE pot hole, and it was night time, so i couldn't see or move out of the way in time. I barely saw it, and tried to slow down, but couldn't and I heard a "KABOOM" when I ran over the pot hole.

There goes 50% lifespan of my stock struts
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:15 PM   #13
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HA, I am so poor right now Replacing/repairing it might not even be in the cards for a LONG time.....and to make matters worse my cell was stolen in the last few days, I REALLY need to do the brakes on my car, and I am suspect about my clutch....It feels funny, like it is slipping....sigh...when it rains it pours.
I hear ya, hopefully you've got your stockers to bum around on while you get your other things sorted out?
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Old 05-05-2007, 03:36 PM   #14
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hheeehhheee....no...i don't have the stockers.......cause i sold them...see i had this going through my mind when i sold them "I don't need these any more, I mean I have new rims and what is the worst that could happen...oh look money".
I got the cellphone thing fixed, bought a cheapy off craigslist to get me thru.. as for the rim i will just continue to ride on it, it still has 9 good spokes
and i will just take it easy on it....should be fine....pray for me.
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