Curb rash type damage on rim. What to do?
Hi guys, this will be my first post on bikeforums. I did take a couple minutes to use the search button but honestly I got a lot of threads with rim information about cracks, snapped spokes etc.
My roommate was test riding my new bike and CRASHED INTO steps. naturally I was so pissed, because in reality, there's not much I can do about it.
Anyways, upon further inspection including some frame paint chips and damage, my front rim has some bad curb rash on some parts of it. I don't know HOW he did it, but he scratched/curbed the rim and spokes. Structurally the rim seems sound but I'm concerned about brake pad to rim problems.
My question is can I just ride the curb rash out and hope the pads/dirt and grime will smooth it out? Or should I replace the rim? I've included some pictures for reference. Thanks so much guys/gals!
These two areas are the only areas on the rim affected.