After awhile, Ergals crack around the ferrules. Inevitable I think, given the light weight of these rims. However, I got nearly 20 years out of mine, and untold thousands of miles, before it happened. Light spokes might have prevented this, too.
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> From: Roadgiant@cs.com [mailto:Roadgiant@cs.com]
> Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2001 1:25 AM
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> Subject: Re: [CR]Broken Ergal Rim
> I've been riding the same set of 36 hole Ergal rims built
> 3X with DT 15
> gauge spokes for 14 years now. I weigh 155. The rims only need the
> occasional truing. They ride great and are the lightest
> wheels I know about.
> Scott "catastrophic rim failure ahead?" Smith