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    Straightening a Bent Disk...

    Bought a new bike recently and decided it was time for disk brakes. I hadnt upgraded earlier because i was worried about bending the disk in a crash.

    Well, it happened.....Did an endo in a steep rocky section. Somehow got out of my pedals and managed to grade a tree. My bike on the other hand continued with several flips, boucing off rocks.

    Everything is fine, except my rear disk.....its bent. I bent it back a bit by hand, enough to get home. But it still warped. Not badly, but its still rubbing the pads - definitely not rideable.

    So, is there any easy way to straighten it?? I can imagine just chasing the bend around for ages, trying to get rid of it.

    Thanks....
    Last edited by robtitley; 05-21-07 at 04:25 AM.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Sorry to hear about the high side, hope you're okay.

    You can try taking it off, laying it on a concrete floor, high side up and whacking it with a dead blow mallet. Or, just replace it, they're cheap enough.

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    Ya....tried that. Not sure exactly what kind of answer I was looking for, hahaha......Thanks though!!!!

    I'm in Korea, things are overpriced here. But i'll never be able to straighten it. $40....just ordered another one.

    Thanks.

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