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dent in rear rim ... can I still ride?(3 posts)

dent in rear rim ... can I still ride?weiwentg
Jul 16, 2002 12:45 AM
there's a small dent on the lip of sidewall. can I still ride? or am I inviting disaster??
Unless it really bugs youMatno
Jul 16, 2002 3:08 AM
you can live with it. I rode one for the last 10 years... Of course, it really DID bug me (I could feel it with every rotation of the wheel), but I couldn't afford to fix it. Now I've got a new wheel, and I'm happy.
take it to your LBSPaulCL
Jul 16, 2002 5:39 AM
About a month ago, I ran over a big rock. Put a big, and I mean BIG, dent in my rear rim. I thought it was toast.

I took it to my LBS. He didn't make any promises,but would try. He straightened that rim out perfectly. I don't even have a noticeable bump in the rim.

Yes, you can still ride with the dent, but it will drive you nuts. Paul