Bicycle Mechanics - Can a bent rim be saved?
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06-20-09, 08:00 PM
Recently I had to ride a mountain bike on the road after getting a flat tire (don't ask why). Anyway, I now have a bent rim. Is there any way to make this thing right or do i need to just buy a new one?
06-20-09, 08:01 PM
Truing the wheel will most likely fix it. If the rim itself is bent, door-frames are your friends.
06-20-09, 08:23 PM
Bent how? Where? How much? Mountain bike wheel or road wheel?
06-21-09, 01:04 AM
Bent rims tend to be near impossible to true. Spoke tension adjustments make gradual averaging curves of the rim, and a sharp bend tends to always stay right there on top of the adjustments.
I'd ditch it.
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