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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:29 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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A week or two ago my son got into a "small" accident with a car while commuting to school in the morning.

Went to pick him up with the car because the bike (my bike) was broken (wheel bent and the chainwheel damaged ??)
After making sure he was ok, we took the bike home.

Now a few days later, I took a good look at the bike...... to find out the real wheel is stuck as well ?
Turns out the back frame is slight offset....

I tried "measuring" by means of two strings of wire running from the headtube to the dropouts (both sides) and when you check on the seattube it is about 3/4 to an inch offset.
Any change of fixing this again ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:26 pm 
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Provided it's a steel frame and there aren't and creases or dents in the tubes, you should be able to cold set the frame, which essentially jest means bend it.

See here:

http://sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html

http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/tech/fix/?id=frame


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:51 am 
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Thx, looks feasible......

Maybe just not yet throw away the frame and mounts.....

But where to store , and how to convince the wife....

Would be its second , intermediate retirement so far.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:20 am 
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sorry to hear about the Kona but hopefully your son is okay!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:29 pm 
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Sure,

When I said , "he is OK" , I actually was talking about my son....


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:43 am 
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Honestly,,it's just a Lavadome...Car won.
Lay it to rest,,,thank it for it's exemplary job in the line of duty.let it go,,and give the kid a hug.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:40 pm 
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Try cold setting as per the Sheldon link from xerxes. I had to do this on my '92 Explosif viewtopic.php?f=1&t=286271&start=10 Now straight, true and in regular use on rough stuff with no issues so far. Steel is somewhat malleable.

My local bike shop (Nevis Cycles - good guys) gave me the tip of putting an axle in to keep both sides moving together. Try that first. I couldn't shift both and ended up doing one side at a time in small increments. Hope it goes well.


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