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    wheel damage

    just noticed this today, not sure for how long i have been riding it like this. looking for advice how to repair, is it just rubber hammer/pliers to fix it? is this going to compromise my tubeless setup when i fix it? i assume it is not going to get fixed perfectly. super bummed as this wheel is fairly new.



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    Large Crescent wrench would give you the leverage. Aluminum is not known for retaining any strength after being bent, so use at your own risk!!

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    It might not be as bad as it looks. Check this out: Triangle and Rim Straighten

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    This product works WELL!!

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    ended up using 3 different widths chisels to pry it up. started with widest one. sealed tubeless ok with some extra sealant. next time i will get rim rench
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    what rim is that, what do you weigh, and what tire pressure were you running?

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    stans flow 650b, i weigh 180lbs, runing tubeless @ 30 psi. rear wheel.
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    wow, that's pretty remarkable... in a bad way. you don't remember hitting an individual rock or something that caused this?

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    i hammer over rocks all the time, but dont remember hearing sound that would make me stop and look what had happened.
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