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Heatsink Yellows On A Smooth Rim.


dann2707
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Hey.

I have some heatsink yellows in my vee backings at the moment for my front vee.

I was wondering whether to try them on a smooth rim, if I was to smooth my front wheel (it holds a grind for a bout a day, stupid shitty atomz rim), would they work well? I'm guessing just go round the rim with various grades of sandpaper until it was smooth as shit.

I've only ever tried them on a medium grind, anyone with any experience can shed any light on the matter?

Thanks !! Dan.

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<br><br>Thinkdougie was running a yellow on smooth rim set up with tar n seemed to work really i think the tar had the main effect n good bite to the brake... well until the day i persuaded him to get a grind ;-) which made it ten times better. but for the smooth set up it was still good for what it was. <br><br>I wouldn't go round the rim with sandpaper. I'd recommend by cleaning your rim really good then use a buffer. It was what CLS use to use smooth rim on zoo pads n he always had a mint rear brake.<br><br>Try n see what happens. <img src="http://public.trialsnet.com/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif" class="bbc_emoticon" alt=":)"><br><br>Andy

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I used them on smooth rims when I started back again and they are unbelievable. You don't need tar though I'm not sure how they'd go on a rim that you've smoothed yourself, on my TR rims they used to lock up solid with very little effort though the second they got some water on the rims they stopped working altogether!

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i am running the heatsink yellows right now, i used them on a smooth rim and they were slipping but i thought that it was because they had to bed in but it lasted way too long. i grinded the rim and the bite and hold is amazing. the sound too, my neighbours complain and tell me to go and do trials somewhere else

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I guess you already know this, but even if you have a smooth rim and brake, it would wear on the rim, not as much as a grind does, but it does wear the rim.

If you wan't to keep you're rim for a long time you might wan't to go with a disc, just sayin... :)

BTW the heatsink yellows are very demanding on your grind, and when the grind became old the peformance aren't that good...

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