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Can this Z rim be saved???

#1 2021-03-04 6:48pm

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Can this Z rim be saved???

Bike was under bunch of stuff for over 30 years lol rim stayed that’s shape https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/269926/0943fb10-2663-4b76-a1dc-f3d182c4b15460419bfe6a.jpeg


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#2 2021-03-04 6:49pm

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Re: Can this Z rim be saved???

lol put it in the freezer!!


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#3 2021-03-04 6:56pm

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Re: Can this Z rim be saved???

RobS wrote:

lol put it in the freezer!!

+1 try it what have you got to lose rims junk/ wall art as is. so try it.


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#4 2021-03-04 6:57pm

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Forget the rims, the damn forks! yikes cool


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#5 2021-03-04 7:03pm

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eric12 wrote:

Forget the rims, the damn forks! yikes cool

Ya he did say not redline forks big_smile


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#6 2021-03-04 7:04pm

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Re: Can this Z rim be saved???

Mario2times wrote:

eric12 wrote:

Forget the rims, the damn forks! yikes cool

Ya he did say not redline forks big_smile

nice Bottema  forks?


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#7 2021-03-04 7:06pm

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Re: Can this Z rim be saved???

Despoke that rim.  Give it another 30 years.  Will be perfect.


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#8 2021-03-04 7:06pm

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That whole bike is rad actually.


Hutch Fun Facts: All main line Hutch's with digits only S/N (no letters or baseballs) on the rear drop outs were US made and had their dropouts stamped between late '83 and '86.  Obviously the frame manufacture would occur slightly after that, even if they just threw 'em in a bucket randomly.  There is an obvious date code in that the first 2 digits seem to be the month and the 3rd digit is pretty obviously the last digit of the year running from '83-'86.

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#9 2021-03-04 7:14pm

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Re: Can this Z rim be saved???

FRESSTYLE FREEK wrote:

Mario2times wrote:

eric12 wrote:

Forget the rims, the damn forks! yikes cool

Ya he did say not redline forks big_smile

nice Bottema  forks?

5 inches at that, and I don't like to brag. lol


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#10 2021-03-04 7:50pm

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Agree cool bike will
Probably do cap bath and see how it turns out


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#11 2021-03-04 7:52pm

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/269926/c731cd98-9470-4ffb-bc9e-3448ac56c76e6041aaf615.jpeg
This was a quick water and aluminum cleaning


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#12 2021-03-04 7:53pm

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Them is stuck at this moment but hopefully will be removed soon


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#13 2021-03-04 7:53pm

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/269926/c7f507b5-7149-456c-aa79-032dd6e8cda26041ab3388.jpeg
Same with cranks quick cleaning


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#14 2021-03-04 8:36pm

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Re: Can this Z rim be saved???

Yes it can be saved cut all the spokes out. And take the hoop and put something heavy on it on a flat surface.
Maybe even use a heat gun on it moving it around . Then you will be able to straighten when you relace  the rim.


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#15 2021-03-04 8:38pm

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And the freezer thing was an urban legend.


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#16 2021-03-04 9:55pm

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Re: Can this Z rim be saved???

butlerglc wrote:

Yes it can be saved cut all the spokes out. And take the hoop and put something heavy on it on a flat surface.
Maybe even use a heat gun on it moving it around . Then you will be able to straighten when you relace  the rim.

Thanks ill try that wink

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#17 2021-03-05 1:36am

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Those forks are obscene!!!!

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#18 2021-03-05 7:01am

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Re: Can this Z rim be saved???

Freezer is bullshit.

Plastic has a memory and will go back to its formed shape with heat.


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#19 2021-03-05 7:46am

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Re: Can this Z rim be saved???

AlurencatBMX wrote:

Freezer is bullshit.

Plastic has a memory and will go back to its formed shape with heat.

Duh lol


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#20 2021-03-05 8:31am

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Re: Can this Z rim be saved???

I'd Stick It Under A Piece Of Black Plastic Sheeting(Like For Gardening) In The Sunshine And Lay Progressively Heavier Stuff As Time Goes On, Till It Flattens Out. Hopefully You Get Decent Consistent Sun! Since Rob And I Are In AZ....We KNOW About Heat/Sun!! roll hmm


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#21 2021-03-05 8:52am

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Re: Can this Z rim be saved???

AlurencatBMX wrote:

Freezer is bullshit.

Plastic has a memory and will go back to its formed shape with heat.

+1
I’ve straightened mags by running through dishwasher on extra hot.


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#22 2021-03-05 2:58pm

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Re: Can this Z rim be saved???

Rear hub removed and hoops laying in the sun. cool Will try heat gun tomorrow https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/269926/65662f55-4dbf-4e5a-8f69-9f0d386ea8526042b74f5e.png


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#23 2021-03-05 3:29pm

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Digging the "least restrictive" approach.  Way to take your time.


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#24 2021-03-05 4:03pm

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perront wrote:

Digging the "least restrictive" approach.  Way to take your time.

cool


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#25 2021-03-05 4:10pm

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Re: Can this Z rim be saved???

Mario2times wrote:

Rear hub removed and hoops laying in the sun. cool Will try heat gun tomorrow https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … b74f5e.png

Oooo man I would love to have some sun!!! Jealous

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