Brake Pads for Walker Brothers Carbon Wheels
We recommend using Walker Brothers carbon brake pads which are supplied with all our carbon wheel sets. Standard brake pads will work, but might cause premature wear to the braking surface due to the use of abrasives, such as aluminum oxide in the pads.
Care and Cleaning
Any cleaner that will not affect epoxy resins is acceptable for your rims. Acetone will work well on the rims but will damage the decals, so be careful when using. Any product intended to remove latex paint will also work well to remove tubular tyre glue.
Our wheels have been trued and checked here by our professional wheel builder. The spoke tension on our carbon wheels is 100 kg front/rear drive side and about 65 kg rear non-drive. Before truing or adjusting spoke tension, apply a drop of lube between the nipple and rim. This will reduce friction between the two surfaces and lessen the chances of rounding off a nipple.
Important: Only experienced mechanics should perform advanced wheel service!
Rim Tape for Clincher Rims
You must use a thin plastic or thin fabric rim strip with these rims for proper performance. Do not use Velox or a similarly thick cloth rim strip. We recommend using Continental Easy tape. Rim tape is supplied with our wheels as well
We rate our clincher rims at 125 psi MAX, which ensures that tyres will not go overpressure when hot from braking and also leads to increased tyre life.
Gluing A Tubular
First, coat the rim by putting a thin uniform layer of glue on the tyre seating area of the rim. Thin coats of glue work better than thicker ones. To apply the glue, lay a bead of the cement around the center of the tyre seat area of the rim, skipping over the spoke holes if possible. Use a plastic bag over your finger or acid brush to spread the glue evenly from edge to edge of the tyre seating area all around the rim. Avoid getting glue in the spoke holes as much as possible. Set the rim aside for a couple of hours to let the glue dry.
Most tyres will turn inside out when inflated off of a rim. Inflate the tyre until it turns the base tape facing upward, and then place the tyre on a flat surface to apply a layer of glue. Spread a bead of glue onto the center of the tyre base tape. Spread the glue evenly across the base tape. Set the tyre aside for a couple of hours to dry. Clean up any glue drips around the area with a solvent. Re-coat the rim and tyre with a second thin layer of glue, using the same procedure as before. Remember these need to be THIN and even coats of glue.
Let the second layer dry for several hours until it’s only slightly tacky. After the glue on the rim and tyre has dried, apply another thin layer to the rim only and let it dry for about 15 minutes. (When installing a tyre on a previously glued rim, you can usually apply just a single thin uniform layer of new glue to the rim and tyre. After 15 minutes, or when the glue becomes tacky, mount the tyre according to the method outlined in these instructions). Can you use TUFO® tape? Yes and no—in other words, at your own risk.
Mounting the Tyre
Make sure to pushdown firmly on the area around the valve before beginning to stretch the tyre over the rim. It will be easier to finish rolling the last bit of the tyre onto the rim if you maintain a firm pressure from the very beginning of the mounting process. Take care that the tyre is centered and that an even amount of base tape is sticking out on both sides around the rim. At this point you can still move the tyre around on the rim a bit by tugging and pushing it into place.
Pump up the tyre to around 50 psi. Spin the wheel while visually ensuring that the tyre is centered in the tyre bed. An even amount of base tape should be visible on either side of the wheel. You might find that the tread moves back and forth as the wheel spins, or that the tyre is off-center. Deflate the tyre and push or twist it over where required. Re-inflate and check again, repeating the process as needed.
Carefully clean any excess glue on the rim sidewall with solvent. Keep the solvent away from the tyre! Pump up the tyre to 120 psi, and let it sit overnight to bond firmly. Check the tyre pressure before each ride. Check the glue bond occasionally. Remove and re-glue the tyre as needed, or at least once a season. Do not use any tools to install tubular tyres on or remove them from your carbon rims.
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Extent of Limited Warranty warrants its products to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for a period of two years after original purchase. This warranty only applies to the original owner and is not transferable. Claims under this warranty must be made through the retailer where the wheel was purchased. Or direct to the Walker Brothers via e-mail. Original proof of purchase is required.
Limitations of Liability
To the extent allowed by local law, except for the obligations specifically set forth in this warranty statement, in no event shall Walker Brothers or its third party supplies be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages.
Limitations of Warranty
This warranty does not apply to products that have been incorrectly installed and/or adjusted.
This warranty does not apply to damage to the product caused by a crash, impact damage, abuse of the product, non-compliance with manufacturers specifications of usage or any other circumstances in which the product has been subjected to forces or loads beyond its design.
This warranty does not apply when the product has been modified.
This warranty does not apply when the serial number or production code has been deliberately altered, defaced or removed.
This warranty does not apply to normal wear and tear. Wear and tear parts are subject to damage as a result of normal use.
This warranty shall not cover damages caused by the use of parts of different manufacturers. This warranty shall not cover damages caused by the use of parts that are not compatible, suitable and/ or authorized by Walker Brothers.
We are happy to offer an exchange or refund. Perhaps the item is not what you want, it doesn’t fit, or maybe you’ve just changed your mind. As long as your items are unused, in their original packaging and returned within 28 days of receipt, just send it back.
Please note, unwanted items are returned at the buyers expense.
If you return an item because it is not as described or it’s damaged, we will replace the item or issue a full refund by the payment method that was recieved