Re: [CR] rim repair?

(Example: Framebuilders:Cecil Behringer)

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Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 11:46:38 -0400
From: "Ken Freeman" <>
Subject: Re: [CR] rim repair?

Plus, due to the low ductility of aluminum compared to steel, these techniques are better for steel rims than for aluminum rims.

On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 11:28 AM, <> wrote:
> Hi Stephen, all. It may well be possible to repair the rim. Bicycle
> Research made a hand held tool to squeeze out blips. There are various "rim
> rounder" tools to pull out flat spots. All these techniques require some
> finesse, the sort usually gained by experience. Metal has memory so the rim
> may never be exactly the same but one can often get very good results. Bring
> it by if you're in Chicago or look for a shop in your area that's willing to
> have a go. Good luck. Billy Ketchum; Chicago, IL; USA.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stephen Pool" <>
> To:
> Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2010 10:18:47 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
> Subject: [CR] rim repair?
> So the other night I caught my self being nice and learned a lesson
> the hard way. I let a friend ride one of my bikes and the hit a curb
> and this resulted in the back rib getting "dimpled out" on both sides
> where the hit was. Wish the tire would have just popped and not
> dinged my rim! The tire didn't pop! Any way, my local shop wanted to
> sell me a rim. Is this possible to repair? I can take pics if more
> info would help!
> Best,
> Stephen Pool
> Lynchburg, VA, USA
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Ken Freeman
Ann Arbor, MI USA