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    New question here. Ding on rim -- still OK?

    Noticed this just today. Must've had it when I miscalculated a bunny hop over a concrete culvert and pinch flatted my rear some time ago. Strange thing is, I didn't see it during my post-incident inspection.

    Is this still safe to use or am I f**kd?
    Ding on rim -- still OK?-20150225_075254_crop.jpg

    The rim is a Velocity Blunt 650B on a rigid bike.
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Those things happen.
    That rim could be good for years to come, or it could have developed a crack.
    You should remove the tire and have the rim inspected.
    If there is no sign of cracking you can usually straighten dings like that out and it will be almost "good as new".
    Any good bike shop will know how to get a dent like that out of a rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11053 View Post
    Any good bike shop will know how to get a dent like that out of a rim.
    Thanks mate. Will do.
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    Ding on rim -- still OK?

    Another opinion- that looks rather damaged. You can see cracks, I think in closer view. Agree with having it inspected.

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    Definitely check for crack or bad hop, especially if it's like that on the other side.

    Dented DL31s like the photo, fixed back to shape (no bad hop), and it's been over a year with no problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by attaboy View Post
    Another opinion- that looks rather damaged. You can see cracks, I think in closer view. Agree with having it inspected.
    Ye. I'm hoping that's just the paint though.
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    Looks like paint to me, Velocity alloy is pretty soft which makes them dent easily but also makes it easier to fix dents. Have a quality shop look at it, hopefully they got a Morningstar Rim 'Rench.

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    Contact this guy for the tool, it works well.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/wheels-tires/...l#post11763755
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    Ding on rim -- still OK?

    What's verdict on your wheel?

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    That looks like crunched up paint, not cracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alias530 View Post
    That looks like crunched up paint, not cracks.
    Agreed.

    I've been there. The original wheelset on my XTC had soft rims and I put 3 or 4 dents in the back rim. I used an adjustable wrench to get them out. It still worked fine tubeless. Just be careful and take your time if you do this. You don't want to crush the outer lip that holds on your tire, which is hard to do with an adjustable wrench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by attaboy View Post
    What's verdict on your wheel?
    I dropped off my wheelset (both wheels overdue for retensioning/realignment anyway) at the LBS the other day, will pick them up on Wednesday.
    The mechanic's initial assessment wasn't very encouraging. He said it is not likely the wheel will ever be perfectly round. Guess it's a statement on his wheel-building skills. They also obviously don't have a Rim 'Rench in their toolbox.
    Will update when I get my wheels back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r1Gel View Post
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    The mechanic's initial assessment wasn't very encouraging. He said it is not likely the wheel will ever be perfectly round. Guess it's a statement on his wheel-building skills. They also obviously don't have a Rim 'Rench in their toolbox.
    Not necessarily, that wheel could have issues beyond that little dent we can see here.

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