I researched five different companies across the US that provide aluminum alloy wheel repair. For my hard-earned dollars, only one was worth writing about.
During our journey back from a Wisconsin camping trip, my tires caught a deep rut on the expressway. Feeling a sudden lack of control, I leaned the bike to get out of it. At 70+ miles per hour, this was a rough and bumpy solution.
Once home and parked, I looked down to find that my front rim had a significant bend in it on one side. Sure, it held air and rolled true but the warping looked bad enough that the bead could come loose. Nobody wants a flat tire.
My friends steered me away from buying a $700 front rim (new). I was lucky enough to find a used rim with brake rotors and an almost-new tire for $250. This replacement is my spare.
I wanted the bent rim repaired. I researched five different services across the US that do that sort of thing. MC Wheel turned out to be my best bet.
Now, be reminded that we don’t allow any product or service to appear on the Obsession pages unless it stands out. As of this writing, not one negative review exists on our site (though that’s likely to change soon). You can trust that, if we write about it, the item in question is either total garbage or exactly what we’re looking for for ourselves (and nobody else).
It’s one of those rare but useful situations where, with a little bit of typing, selfish resourcing can do others some good.
MC Wheel not only repaired my rim, they remounted/balanced the tire and shipped it back immediately. For providing an original limerick, I was given free rush service. Thanks, guys!
“My Limerick for Free Rush Service” – by Rabid Neon
There once was a wheel named Roundy.
Who ate a pothole and couldn’t roll soundly.
But the MC Wheel guys,
Thwarting Roundy’s demise.
They were able to reshape ‘er profoundly!
Snap your fingers, folks. Dig. I’ll be here all night.
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