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Bent Stans Olympic rim

carbonfiendcarbonfiend Posts: 475
edited February 2009 in MTB workshop & tech
I bent a stans olympic rim racing yesterday in thetford its well visible bend not sure if I need a new rim as i'm worried does re trueing a wheel make it the same strength as before or is it now gonna be weaker even if i get it true again
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  • Wheels especially new ones will often go slightly out. If you true such a wheel it will have no negative effect on how strong a wheels is. It will actually make it stronger. If a wheel is significantly bent and you have to significantly over tighten individual spokes to get the thing true again then its never going to be as strong as it once was.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    if the wheel can be re trued it will be fine.

    if it cant then new rim time.

    talk to your wheel builder.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • cheers for that spoke to a mate as well who said same thing.
    '..all the bad cats in the bad hats..'
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