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Re: Bent Wheel Repair

     Personally, I don't trust any type of alloy wheel repair.  Most alloys 
     are nonresilient.  This means that when they bend, they are damaged 
     and bending them back only damages and weakens the wheel more.  This 
     could be your life if it fails.  Buy a new wheel.
     Tim NJ 90CQ, 77Spitfire

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Subject: Bent  Wheel Repair
Author:  esw5@cornell.edu (Ernest Wong) at Internet
Date:    6/21/96 12:49 PM

Called Wheel Collision Repair Center in Pa. (they advertise in the back of 
EC mag). Rough quote was from $75-$110 for a straightening (Curvening since 
road already straightened the rim) job. Plus tire needs to be dismounted 
before shipping.
That's more than the price of a decent 15" alloy.
This has me thinking that maybe I should venture into how well a hydraulic 
press will be able to push the rim lip back to the plane of the wheel rim 
since the repair person didn't mention any heat-treating to retemper the 
aluminum alloy.
Any thoughts on self repair? Rim lip is pushed out. Wheel doesn't seem to 
be obviously out of round.
The joys of riding on winter all season tires in the heat of summer.
When's the first AA meeting?