Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Long Beach, Ca, USA
Re: Bent Front Wheel
Although a wheel may be (so call) correctable, these are made from a cast, and once a composit of such gets damaged, your still likely to have a weak point lying somewhere within the rim. All-be-it, based on the seriousness of the damage. A nick from running of the edge of a curb is one thing. Hitting a pot hole that creates something serious enough to make you purchased another rim is another.
The only way to truely tell the rims trueness (if you will) is to have it checked for stress fractures, generally something your not likely to see with the naked eye.
Remember how you would have a head off an engine checked... send it to the shop and they would run a magnaflux test on it to check for cracks.
In similarity, but a test for this paticular make of rim.
It bites the wallet, but removes the doubt.
I'm with you on this one.