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July 21, 2003, 11:45 AM

Yep I bent my rear wheel. :mad2: I dont know how, but someone noticed it. Well it doesnt wobble or anything. Does anyone know where I can possibly get it banged out? or would it be better to get a new wheel? Just wondering if it will eventually wobble.


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July 21, 2003, 11:48 AM

It may accelerate bearing wear and tire wear. Straightening an aluminum wheel is not really a good idea. It's weakens it dramatically. I'd surf ebay for a replacement personally.


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July 21, 2003, 12:17 PM

Damn - you have a bent rim and do not know how it happened?
Are you the original owner?
If you are not the original owner than that could explain it.

Bending a rim is something you should be able to account for....either the bike was in an accident or someone was bouncing it around with a tire off.
I cannot imagine how a rim can bend without some serious impact that you would notice....like a low side into a curb, bike falling from a great distance, things like that. Plus your tire would go too. I could be wrong but I cannot think of how you could bend a rim and not notice it and keep the tire in tact.

I agree with Twiggy though - straightening a rim is pain and it is easier to just buy a new one.
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July 21, 2003, 01:56 PM

No I am not the original owner. I guess I wasn't looking hard enough when I bought the bike. Come to think of it when I bought the bike the tires on it were new. Damn I swear everyday I find something new thats wrong with the bike. I guess I'll have to wait and buy a new rim off of ebay.


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July 27, 2003, 01:41 AM

actaully, you can bend the rim without damaging the tire...without wrecking...and really, without knowing it.....I bent my rear rim a few months ago on a pot hole...I knew I hit the hole, but didn't see anything right off the bat...was more worried about the front...anyway, ended up going another 40 miles or so...30 of which I had a rider on the back...and wasn't until someone said something later that I realized it was bent...

good luck finding a DAMN thing on ebay.....if it's not that bad, I would say have it repaired...(Fast Lanes can fix it for a lot less than a new one- $471 at cost!!)...it's not as good as a new one..but I would be willing to bet that you will never know the difference, no matter how hard you ride it...I am going to have my bent rim banged back out, and use it as a track rim.....just my .02


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