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Devon Rims,Blemishes? #791683 11/30/19 12:44 pm
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I received the Devon rims I ordered directly from Devon and I would like to know if the way the rims are dimpled are the way your rims look like. I noticed a ring marking left by the dimple die and since I have nobody to compare with I thought I would ask the forum members. The rims I bought are the Stainless Steel Rolltrue rims. I would appreciate if you post pictures of the ones you have. I`m posting pictures of the rim area with some arrows pointing to the ring mark. The last picture is of a Dunlop Rim on my 1978 Triumph. The rims I bought are for a 1969 triumph Bonneville, Your responses and pictures will be appreciated.
Juan

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Re: Devon Rims,Blemishes? [Re: Juan] #791686 11/30/19 2:27 pm
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I don't have the rim I bought off Devon as it was not for one of my bikes, it was a Valtrue ie the value version eg unpolished but I do not remember seeing the fault you have on your rim, I expect I would have noticed if present. The rim was easy to get tensioned and run true and was to the OEM sep unlike the CWC rim it replaced. I do have a number of other Stainless rims made in India by Autonix, CWC, Wassell etc and none show that fault.

Based on this description of the quality std they work to on the Roltru from their website the rim you have is not to this standard.

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Our Mirror Finish Chrome Effect Stainless Steel Wheel Rims are manufactured from high grade, quality controlled, certificated 304 2b grade Stainless Steels and are truly the ultimate Wheel Rim available today. Each Rim is polished by hand to a standard that gives a real Chrome Effect that most people cannot tell apart from Chrome itself. Unlike any other Stainless Rim available at the moment we take as long as it takes to get these right. These are finished to a standard not a price!


Re: Devon Rims,Blemishes? [Re: Juan] #791728 12/01/19 12:16 am
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I think what Peg said on the other site is correct.
The outer die marks should be at the base of the dimples.
Either mis-matched dies were used or the depth of the pressing was mia-set, or both possibly.
That stainless is harder to work is irrelevant, as they are tooled up to deal with it.
Someone made a mistake.

Re: Devon Rims,Blemishes? [Re: Juan] #791789 12/01/19 8:17 pm
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And then they sent the mistake to Puerto Rico.

Re: Devon Rims,Blemishes? [Re: leon bee] #792007 12/04/19 1:43 am
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Hello Guys
Thanks for posting. I got some photos from Peg and after looking at the Devon site their pictures of the Rolltru rims show that I`m correct when I say the rims have blemishes.
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Re: Devon Rims,Blemishes? [Re: Juan] #792110 12/05/19 4:42 pm
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Hi,

I had few problems with the British triple chrome ones - flaking actually - on two sets, they sent replacement right away. I was pleased with their premium stainless, but a bit upset by their “basic” ones.

Re: Devon Rims,Blemishes? [Re: Juan] #792111 12/05/19 5:22 pm
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Doug Richardson started and built up Devon Rims, he has left the company and it looks like the new owner is cutting corners.

http://www.drwheelbuilding.com/index.html

Re: Devon Rims,Blemishes? [Re: kommando] #792235 12/07/19 1:54 am
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Hello kommando
Thanks for the information. I wish I had found out about the blemishes before buying. The company has a good reputation with british bike owners and the photos I received of a 5-6 year old rim from Peg are great. I guess the new owner doesn`t realize that he is hurting the company in the long run as word of dissapointed buyers gets around. Maybe is only the Rolltru stainless steel rims that are affected. I don`t have in my area a shop that can polish those areas of the rims and I don`t think it would be a good idea to try it on my own. Thanks again.
Juan


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Re: Devon Rims,Blemishes? [Re: Juan] #792245 12/07/19 3:09 am
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I have two new CWC stainless rims. One is top quality polished and the other was normal polished then I polished to top quality.
Incredible but they said that the not so good polished was a better rim. I did not see that side by side; however, both do not have the marks that you showed on the photos: are perfect in those areas.
I have another CWC but chromed in this other Triumph; seems that PPO ordered from UK but have plenty of rust. I still do not send to re chrome due to all the dismantle (and I do not know if I lose the spokes-Buchanan´s stainless--) and the waiting time without the bike.

Re: Devon Rims,Blemishes? [Re: Juan] #792286 12/07/19 8:30 pm
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What do Devon Rims says about the stamping marks around the spoke dimples?
Do they say that's a standard finish, or a production error?
If it is an error, do they say why the rim was sold - or sold without this point being in the description?

We can all have opinions on this, but it's for the company to explain and/or make good.

Nick


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