So last night I was riding around at some pace, turn down a st and next thing I know it’s a dead end median strip divider thing. Didn’t see it and the curb until it was too late, managed to lift the front over and stop myself flying over the bars but the rear took all the force. Needless to say I walked the rest of the way home
So now my rim looks like this.
Can this be fixed easily? Is it ok a to stick a new tube in there and ride around or will the bent edges pinch it or something?
I’m so cut, relatively new wheelset and all :(. Any advice from some of you wheel experts would be great, or anyone this has happened to
Doesn’t look toooo bad, I’ve seen (and fixed) worse.
Swing by abbotsford cycles if you’re near there, I think they have rim pliers, if not they might have a go at it with wood and hammers (just take yourself off for a coffee while they do it and don’t look back).
No matter if/how it gets done it’ll never look perfect again so if you’re at all precious about how your rim looks, pony up for a new one.
I like to use a very big shifter (flat faced jaws, so no indentation) and a piece of leather I had lying around the shed.
As with HMC, I’ve done this a couple of times to my rear CXP33 thanks a couple of nasty potholes around inner Melb. I get a bit of shudder on the rear brake, but nothing outrageous. Still okay for commuting wheels.
hmm gave it a quick go but Ive only got small pliers. It got hit out of true anyway so I think Ill take it into abbottsford, bit closer for me than dan these days and theyve always been pretty good to me. anyone know what a reasonable price for this should be?
cheers for the tips guys