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Cracked rim!!!! Repair?

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Well as many of you might know, I hit a large pothole on the highway and as a result got a flat tire. After further examination, I realized that the rim has cracked. Just my luck, huh.
I think the tire is in good shape, its as a result of the bent rim that I believe caused me to loose air.
I didnt even notice it when removing the rim and putting on that little spare, but I was going to take the whole wheel to get a new tire mounted, and realized that there was a bend on the inner lip (it looks fine from the outside, just the backside of the rim is damaged). It bent about a 5" piece of the inner frame which resulted in a 6-7" crack in the rim itself. I found a rim repair shop in PA that im shipping the entire wheel to tomorrow to see if they can repair it.
The rim is a 22" Zenettie Lucre (which I didnt know was made in china...hmm) and although its withstanded numerous other potholes, I was pleased with the quality of the wheel, up to this incident.

Im just wondering if anyone has any info regarding repairing cracked or bent rims? To go and buy another rim would set me back close to $ hopefully they will be able to fix this one for a couple hundred (they quoted me $110-300). Would you guys recommend this or what? Im kinda stuck here :eek:uch:
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I used Wheels America to repair one of my Budniks on my old RT that was bent by a pothole. They charged a flat fee (125.00, if I recall) to repair it. I dropped it off one morning, and picked it up the next. Looked good as new when they were done!

It looks like they have a location near you......

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