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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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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
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
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?