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    Can a bent rim be saved?

    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?

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    Truing the wheel will most likely fix it. If the rim itself is bent, door-frames are your friends.

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    Bent how? Where? How much? Mountain bike wheel or road wheel?
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    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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