he was able to make it to LimeRock and back home to Rockland County fine! He's probably looking for a "new" front rim if he hasn't swapped it out yet.relapse said:Thank you for the tip; I will add him to the list of people banned from our club for life.
Is he still riding on it, or did he seek professional help?
He did that so he could continue that day and get home. I never implied that he left it like that afterwards. Right after he "fixed" it he was already asking if anyone knew of anyone selling a front rim that would fit his bike.relapse said:If Monstarr is still riding the rim after ballparking it back into shape, it can't be that bad, right?
That is grounds for immediate excommunication, but if you can ride on it then anyone can!le_katZ said:.. ya vaunt sum rushian/ukranian veezdom? ... here ya go..
i went around a friend's auto repair shop, the man hisself is been on two wheels for the past 30 years or so.. anyway,
he hammered that sucker back into OEM in under 2 minutes.. [clap]
back in the old country you see, hammer was a primary, and often the only available modus operandi.
I play the Team Mechanic role for my track buds during the track season so removing wheels, mounting and balancing tires has become a regular event for me. It would be more cost effective if you were to remove your wheel and bring it to a local shop to dismount the tire. The tools involved are costly, yet they pay for themselves after a few tire changes. Removing a wheel only involves a set of stands and some metric wrenches. The rest of the process comes from experience. I'd be happy to give you some tech advice if needed....just keep in mind I'm no certified mechanic...I just slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night. ;Drelapse said:eRacer, I will keep them in mind. Saw the straightening cost on the site. What does it cost to ship a wheel these days? ...and how difficult did you find it to remove the wheel from the bike and the tire from the wheel, then (more importantly) get it all back together properly?
I figure there are only a few weekends left before I won't miss it being gone for a month or two.