buckled wheel rim in almaty
i'm in almaty at the moment, halfway on our trip from vladivostok to london. my front wheel rim seems to be buckled - i think it has been this way for nearly 2000kms, since Olgi in the north west of Mongolia.
it isn't bent sideways, but up and down - so that it is shaped like an egg, rather than a circle.
this seems to have worn one part of my t63 nearly bald, while the rest of the tire still has quite a bit of tread.
i spent a long, frustrating day at mytownmoto today, where the end result was they said they couldn't fix an oval rim, and neither would anyone else in town. they recommended a new tire, although they didn't have anything great on offer.
just wondering if anyone else has any advice/leads on possible options. i'm not sure whether to just keep riding, and take some sort of new tire with me (preferably a t63 or tk80 or something, although i haven't found any of those yet) and hope it doesn't get worse, or maybe track down a new rim (which might also be difficult, and is likely to be pretty expensive). we have already been in almaty a few days and are hoping to leave by next tuesday to make visa deadlines in other central asian countries.