really, this may sound crazy, but i've talked to a BSG about it and he seemed to think it might work:
i blew the sidewall out on my favorite road wheel (front) after using it for two years of hard messengering. so i looked at it carefully and an idea came over me. i could just peel off the now paper thin sidewall/braking surface and carefully smooth out the remaining metal and convert it into a tubular rim. it seems like what remains after the peel looks just like a tubular rim.
is this possible? what are the dangers? am i crazy, stupid, or both?