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Old 01-20-2013, 03:15 PM   #4832
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Originally Posted by DesertDuster View Post
I bent the rim on my front wheel yesterday. I notice that the replacement cost is quite high. Does anyone have any recommendations on what to do?

I've had good luck by heating with a Mapp gas torch, then placing a chunk of
hard wood on the ding. I then hit the wood block with a 3-pound hammer. Just don't
strike the rim directly with a hammer! Usually when I finish, it's hard to tell where
the damage was... (oh yeah...first remove the wheel from the bike and then remove
the tire!)
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