Today I discovered that my front rim is bent. I had noticed a wobble at about 45 mph and a severe instalibility at about 130 but had attributed it to tires. Today I mounted a new set of tires and noticed that the wobble became constant. I figured it was the new front tire but when I checked I discovered that my front rim was bent. It seems to be about 1/8" out. Anybody got a spare front rim or know where I can get mine fixed? Can any competent machine shop do it? Can I do it? It must have been that way since I got it because I've always had at least a slight wobble at about 45 mph.
I don't know about where you live but I had mine fixed once. Exactly the same thing. My tire couldn't even be balanced. The bend was very minimal but still noticeable. Low speed it was fine, speeds at about 130 miles an hour I got a good shake. It cost me $200 to get it straightened, repainted and tire re-mounted. I didn't feel it was worth the money to buy a new one and didn't want to chance a used one on e-bay. They can repair a rim even if you break it in two. A lot of guys here say don't repair them, but mine is almost two years sice getting it repaired.