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I have a 10yr+ mavic reeflex front rim and an 8yr+ open pro rear wheel, both are 32 spokes. While cleaning my bike, I found that the braking surface on both rims have a very noticeable indentation.

Is this a sign that the rims are worn out and should be replaced?
 

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I would say yes.
The indentation/wear from braking weakens and thins the rim flange.
I recently had an old Deep-V front rim fail and the tire popped off the rim and the tube exploded. When I looked at the rim it had bent/buckled outwardly along the indentation.
I don't know how long it takes for this to happen, but once I feel noticeable indentation in the rim flange, I discard and replace it. One persons opinion.
John
 
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