Got into an accident yesterday and bent my front wheel. The rim is slightly bent in various places but spokes and hub are fine. However, in my limited experience in truing wheels, I do not think the wheel can be fixed through conventional spoke tensioning. Any ideas on how to fix it?
As a way of gaining knowledge and experience, I decided to fix my wheel. I was thinking of taking out the spokes and hub, leaving the rim, and flattening the rim with weights and a big piece of board. Then I would rebuild the wheel using the same spokes and hub. I have all the tools needed to build a wheel (truing stand, tension meter, spoke wrench).
So my question is really will it work? If so, do I need to remove the rim strips?