Three years ago, I ordered my bike via mail order. It was shipped UPS ground and they obviously stacked or dropped something very heavy on the bike in shipping because, although the bike itself was undamaged when it arrived, the box was "taped over" with brown tape. When my lbs assembled it for me, they could not set the brakes because the rear wheel was damaged. The bead was "pinched."
Now three years later, I discoverd the rim is still in my garage. (I purchased a new rim and had a wheel built long ago). The rim is brand new and perfect, except for the damaged bead. Is there a way to repair it. or am I asking for trouble and unnecessary expense.