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My rims are getting slightly smooth but they still have some time left. my question is: I have a lot of tools available to me. what can I do to re-ruff them up so they have more stopping power when i finally need to do it when they get totoally smoot?
 

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My rims are getting slightly smooth but they still have some time left. my question is: I have a lot of tools available to me. what can I do to re-ruff them up so they have more stopping power when i finally need to do it when they get totoally smoot?
Unless you are a trials rider you want your rims to be smooth. Clean them with a Scotch metal finishing pad (the rust colored one) and lots of plain water.
 

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really? i find it takes a little longer to stop now whereas rough rims would make more friction which equals quicker stop. would that be right? hmm. I didn't know that .
 

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really? i find it takes a little longer to stop now whereas rough rims would make more friction which equals quicker stop. would that be right? hmm. I didn't know that .
Rough rims may grab harder but they make braking harder to control (modulate) and tear up the pads quicker.
 

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Ok thanks I will not scratch them up then. BTW I like your site very informative.
 
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