Bent my front rim any advice

Discussion in 'Africa & Mid East' started by nickdreyer7, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. nickdreyer7

    nickdreyer7 n00b

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    Hi all,

    Yesterday after a great trip in the Cederberge on my way home on a clean gravel road the only stone in the road placed itself under my front wheel. It was a hard bang and after I washed down my bike I saw this smiley. What should I do?

    Repair it myself and how?
    Replace the rim?

    What about balancing?

    Any advice would help, the quotes are price for new rims...

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  2. Sir Dookie

    Sir Dookie Been here awhile

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    Replace it.
    I recently replaced my dinged-up front with a wider spec Excell Tagaso from Hentie at Riders in Somerset West.
    Far better and safer than trying to re profile the rim.
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  3. TornadoF5

    TornadoF5 Rhodesian Varungu

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    That rim is properly buggered and def not safe to repair. Get an excel replacement
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