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I was doing some end of season maintenance on my bike, and took the rear wheel off to check the brake shoes and inner drum and also regrease the rear splines. Everything looked good with the splines, no sign of wear at all, but the shoes were shiny and smooth, and the drum was black inside. I sanded the shoes and roughed them up good, and sprayed brake cleaner over everything to get things good and clean. The only mistake was when I was pushing the wheel back in I was tired and impatient and managed to snap off a piece of the wheel (see pic below). I found a large piece of it and JB welded it back in, but there's still a little bit of a gap. As you can see, it's just the very outer-most piece of the rim, not the actual braking surface. I didn't take a picture after the fix, but if you can imagine the 1/2 moon piece being in and the straight edge piece missing. Is this a ruined rim or can I still safely use it? I'm assuming it might let a little bit more water and road debris in, but once the wheel was back on it was very difficult to tell where the broken section was. Opinions?