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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:12 pm 
Old School Hero

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A rather rare piece of kit this apparently, but does anyone know of any bike shops that have them in their armoury? (preferably not too far from Cambridge!) Long shot I know, but thought Id ask!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:53 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Location: Cumbria
Link?

BITD it was 2-3 people hanging on the frame while the head tube was in the biggest vice :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:44 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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One of these?

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Just looks like a tractor top link attached to a bar. I'm sure your local agricultural dealer could make you one. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:56 am 
Old School Hero

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Yep thats the beastie! The black tube goes through the headtube and the other part connects via the U shaped bit to the bottom bracket. The handle can then be twisted like a jack to push the headtube back into place. In my case the headtube is only out very slightly its hardly even visible to the naked eye.

I dont have a large vice and was really hoping to do this on the cheap (no point otherwise as the frame isnt worth much). Might be able to jerry-rig something using a car jack perhaps.


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