So my LBS has this tool. Its an old VAR tool that is made to pull the dents/flat spots out of rims. I have an old wheel with Nisi tubular rims. Its been used and somewhat abused as of late. The rim has two small flat spots that make the wheel thump, thump. thump down the road. I can definitely feel the out of roundness when riding the bike.
The dilemma is that the bike shop mechanic doesnt want to use it. He explained to me its an old tool that probably shouldnt be used because of the fatigue to the metal that is caused when the rim is bent back. He said that I already fatigued the metal bending the rim by riding it, and now bending it back could lead to rim cracking and failure.
The flat spots are'nt that bad. They really are'nt dents, just flattened spots. I would like to do it and take the consequences, but the mechanic said he wouldnt do it.
What do you guys think? Is he right?
Maybe I should go back when he is not there and see what another mechanic would do.