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Old 02-25-09, 03:46 PM   #1
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round a rim out

hello i am thinking of making a custom front bmx wheel as i did with my rear one... i have my old odyssey light rim but the problem is it as a slight flat spot. could somone tell me wear i could take the rim to get it rounded out to normal?? thanks
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Old 02-25-09, 08:11 PM   #2
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It's a "good luck" kind-of-situation. I've heard of a rim-jack sort-of thing. People also say you can sometimes "pop" it out by loosening the spokes involved and overtightening the adjacent ones (this is NOT a good description of the process, read up on it elsewhere). I've never had luck with the second procedure myself. The most likely solution is either: a being okay with a flat spot, or b. buying a new rim.
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