First of all I love the bikeforum.
A few month ago I bought my first expensive road bike. Today I unluckily hit a pothole. When I now apply the rear brake I get a "knocking' or "tapping" noise. I had a hard time to find the dent with the tire on the rim. However, after taking the tire of the nasty dent was much easier to spot. (see pictures)
Now my question: The rim is bend inside on the upper edge, but also a little bit bend to the outside on the inner section of the break section. It is a Ksyrium Equipe rim. I read on the forum that it is possible to repair the dent with a crescent wrench. Hence, I should be able to bend back the upper part of the rim. However, I can't apply the crescent wrench to little dent, which is bend to the outside of the rim, because it is on the lower end of the break section and the inside of the rim is not deep enough. Therefore I thought I can apply a wood hammer to bend in the little dent. Please let me know what you think about my little operation or should I take the rim to my LBS? If so does anyone knows a good LBS in downtown Chicago, and how much would it cost?