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Old 10-23-2012, 05:14 AM   #1
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Damaged wheel rim - repairable?

Has anybody had any experience of repairing a damaged wheel rim? I hit a pothole at high speed which caused the damage shown below - the tyre is still holding pressure OK so the bike is rideable. Is this a DIY task, give it to a pro or do I need a new wheel?

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Old 10-23-2012, 06:04 AM   #2
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Give it to a pro, or replace. Doesn't seem to bad, but a pro will be able to diagnose any unseen damage, like stress cracks, etc. They will also be able to get it back to round, and get the runout back to normal.

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Old 10-23-2012, 06:34 AM   #3
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i had very similar issue not too long ago, which i fixed by beating the bent sides back gently with a hammer, but use cloth or a block of wood between the hammer and rim to prevent damage. this is temporary though, as the rim is no longer round and you will be able to feel the slight vibration when cruising. it should be fixed or replaced in the not so long term.
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I would just go ahead and replace it.
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My buddy just had his bent rim straightened by a pro. Went right back to normal and rode perfect. If your looking to save a few bucks, it's a good option. He paid around $100
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My buddy just had his bent rim straightened by a pro. Went right back to normal and rode perfect. If your looking to save a few bucks, it's a good option. He paid around $100
This! That looks repairable, but definitely take it to someone that knows what they're doing.
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