Bent rim

Dwn

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I have been trying, unsuccessfully, to get a schwalbe g one 30c tyre fitted to a new fulcrum wheel. Having left it a few days, I thought I'd have another go today but have noticed a bend in the wheel rim (See photos).

Is this the sort of thing that tyre levers could do?

Thanks
 

Smokin Joe

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The photos are a bit over exposed, can you try again?
 
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Ian H

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If it's a disc-brake wheel you might be able to rescue it, but I doubt you'd be able to straighten it enough for rim-brakes.
 
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Dwn

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Thanks for confirming. These wheels have been a total hassle tbh, so I'm just going to leave the originals on. I'll get on touch with wiggle but I'm doubtful that it will be easily resolved in my favour since my repeated failed attempts at putting on the tyres have left the wheels less than cosmetically pristine.
 

Globalti

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I'd have a go at straightening it.
 
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Darius_Jedburgh

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Some manufacturers have a crash replacement policy. Might be worth looking if yours have it.
You did run into a big pothole, didn't you?
 
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SkipdiverJohn

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Clamp it in a bench vice, and you should be able to get the worst out. i got quite a bad ding out of a steel Raleigh Pioneer wheel that I put into a large pothole a while back. You could still tell it it had been bashed, but the brakes didn't vibrate enough to worry about.
 
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Dwn

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Clamp it in a bench vice, and you should be able to get the worst out. i got quite a bad ding out of a steel Raleigh Pioneer wheel that I put into a large pothole a while back. You could still tell it it had been bashed, but the brakes didn't vibrate enough to worry about.
It's a disc brake wheel - does that make it a little more tolerant of imperfections?
 
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