So I tacoed my rear wheel in a crash today. Mavic OP Ultegra.
I take it to a local shop with a good rep. The guy takes it in back and comes out and tells me it's pretty far out of true, almost 3/4 inch, and it will take him a couple of hours to fix. He's really booked up and can't get to it until the end of the week.
So I take it to Performance Bike, to see if they can fix it sooner. They tell me they can fix it while I wait. Ten minutes later the kid comes out and says it can't be fixed, I need new wheel. he just tried tightening the spokes to true it.
I'm planing on taking it back to the first place and just waiting until the end of the week, my concern is he comes back and says "sorry it can't be fixed", then I'm out a week of riding.
Other than adjusting the spokes can the rim be bent back if it's too far out?
I guess my question is how far out is too far to be fixed? What can the first guy at the local shop do that the kid at performance can't do?