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    Feb 2007

    KHS Urban Xcel hybrid, taco'd front wheel..fixable?

    I got a nice used bike off Craigslist

    2007 KHS Urban Xcel - BikePedia

    Except, I crashed it on the way home..!! The front wheel is taco' on both sides. I had to "kick on it", to get rid of rub on the front fork..limped home on it. Amazingly, it is holding air at 80 psi..

    Is this rim straighten-able, or should I just get a new rim & re-lace the wheel..using old spokes/nipples?

    The rim/wheel is a Weinmann SP-17. Should I stick with it, or get a better rim..on current market?

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    Cranky Old Bastard
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    You probably can't get the rim straight again.

    Would you rebuild the wheel yourself?
    Whatever new rim you bought would have to match the old for spoke length. I don't think most builders reuse old spokes anyway.

    Those wheels are relatively low level and you could buy a replacement for what it would cost for a rim and spokes: road front wheel - Cycling: Sports & Outdoors
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