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Old 07-21-21, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Keep in mind rims drilled with holes were designed to have those holes. This was not a hole that was designed to be there.
The rims already have 33 to 37 holes from the factory.

That hole looks like it has dented the rim slightly going in. But, if the wheel can be trued, and the nearby spoke brought up to reasonable tension, the rim will likely have a long life.

I'd probably remove the bolt and the nearby spoke.
Then work on flattening the rim with a hammer, anvil, and perhaps a couple of blocks of wood. Reassemble, tension, and true up the wheel.

What does it look like if you remove the rim tape, and rotate it 180 and reinstall? Is it rubber or plastic?

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