Here's my situation:
A neighbor of mine recently moved and offered me his old bike. Nothing fancy, just a standard five speed, but I've been trying to drive less these days, and I think it'll be good to have.
Only problem with the bike is the back rim is bent. It doesn't seem like anything too serious, but it definitely prevents the bike from riding properly.
Here's a couple of pictures:
1) Would it be possible to bend/hammer the rim back into shape?
2) How much does a standard, single rim cost?
I've been to a couple of bike shops to ask about rims, and both told me that a single rim would probably run me about $60. That seemed pretty high to me, but I honestly don't know the first thing about bikes.
Any advice would be highly appreciated!