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.bstguitarist said: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?
Rough rims may grab harder but they make braking harder to control (modulate) and tear up the pads quicker.bstguitarist said: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 .