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    what would you do with this wheel? bend it back

    smashed a rock last night. didn't affect the other side. bead lock is compromised as is so i have to do something. not much to lose in trying to bang it out with a piece of wood. maybe lay the side wall flat on metal table or slab of wood and bang from the inside. rim is not flat spotted as far as i can tell... stans crest btw

    or is it just junk ?

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    Probably need a new one IMO. I had a similar dent on a Mavic rim earlier this year and it wouldn't hold air with the dent, and I refuse to tubes so I had to foot for a new rim. Blows man

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    well... mine is still holding air. it got me home from a 15 mile ride. I'm going to give it a shot. not much to hurt. if the alloy breaks when i try to bend it back, it breaks.

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    Try a couple of thin bits of wood to sandwich the dent, and squeeze them with a mole wrench. It's worked for me.
    Worth a go before you bin it.

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    I've had success heating the rim up before the manipulation. Go easy! Looks to be totally fixable, barring any unseen cracks.

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    i use a crecent wrench to fix mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    i use a crecent wrench to fix mine.
    Same.

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    I would try to straighten it. You could lay it on a flat surface, put a thin piece of wood in there and tap it with a hammer, too.

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    There is no problem bending it back...crescent wrench as they said above (or channel locks, or any other wrench/pliers that will hold it)...just use some thick shop rags as well as to not overly mar the bead hook.

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