[CR]Wood rim repair

Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PY-10

Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 15:05:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: Arthur Link <artlink@flash.net>
To: classic rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Wood rim repair

I've got a 28" wood rim( off a 1898 Orient track bike) that is about 3/4" to 1" out of true and has the beginnings of separation on the finger joint. The spokes are rusty and shot. Do I cut out the spokes, wet the rim with water, inject the finger joints with Elmers and put the whole thing under a flat weight on a flat surface for a few weeks?--or could a good wheelbuilder pull the whole thing to "true" when respoking? Who might do such a repair. I hate to cause more damage because the wheel wood is otherwise in good shape. Art Link in sunny San Antonio,TX