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A story in three pictures. (I don’t think the damage warrants replacement of the rim, but open to other opinions…)
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wow -- have never seen damage like this. I think as long as the inner wall of the rim is undamaged you should be okay. What I would do would be to smooth out the edges of the hole (including removing the "points" sticking inwards) to reduce stress risers. I'd mark the eyelet at that point and inspect the rim periodically.
I found this thread with a similar case: https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/298618-tire-rim-got-screwed-flat-tipped-screw-dents-inner-wall-double-wall-rim.html
 
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I’d replace it for peace of mind, bike rims aren’t that expensive (it doesn’t look like it’s carbon but can’t tell for sure)
 

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I’d replace it for peace of mind, bike rims aren’t that expensive (it doesn’t look like it’s carbon but can’t tell for sure)
Replace for sure if carbon but looks like alloy to me? Single wall rims exist; the additional wall adds strength but is not essential for rim integrity. And the rim wall has plenty of holes already for the spokes. I’d still smooth out the edges of that damaged area though to reduce stress concentration. Unmounting the tire and removing the rim tape will take, what, 5 minutes? Then another 10 with a Dremel.
 

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Replace for sure if carbon but looks like alloy to me? Single wall rims exist; the additional wall adds strength but is not essential for rim integrity. And the rim wall has plenty of holes already for the spokes. I’d still smooth out the edges of that damaged area though to reduce stress concentration. Unmounting the tire and removing the rim tape will take, what, 5 minutes? Then another 10 with a Dremel.
It’s tubeless, so longer than that, but I’ve found some pinholes bubbling sealant since I posted, so the tire is likely coming off unless they seal and hold pressure. It will give me an excuse to get different rim tape, too. I have Stan’s, and it seems to be neither as sticky nor as stretchy as the DT Swiss tape that came on it or the stuff my bike shop used on my gravel rims.
 

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I never cycle in black gear anyway as I would drop dead in the heat. I don't even see it on their website.
The all-black kit thing is so...boring. I mean, you're already rolling around in tights. Live a little.
 

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my current favorite kit, quality and fit are amazing

 

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also Rapha gear are for people who eat so little. A 40 chest is XL?!
Check out Pissei. I'm a reasonably trim but no waif, athletic US40/UK50 with a 41" chest which makes me a XXXL (3XL!) there. And that fits snug.
 

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Check out Pissei. I'm a reasonably trim but no waif, athletic US40/UK50 with a 41" chest which makes me a XXXL (3XL!) there. And that fits snug.
I like Rapha a lot but use their technical tshirts for cycling and not the jerseys. Large seems to work as a slightly-slim 42.
 

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I’ve recommended this kit before, PedalEd. Looks relatively sharp, made well, Rapha quality/price. Haven’t tried their bibs.

Summer sale right now. The lightweight merino is fantastic!


 

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