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Old 09-02-08, 03:40 PM   #1
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¿can frames be straightened?

¿can frames be straightened? I bent the frame on my 1996 specialized hardrock. The bike cost $250 new, however the frame has S&S couplings installed at a cost of $500. Can it be fixed and is it worth fixing?
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Old 09-02-08, 03:43 PM   #2
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¿can frames be straightened? I bent the frame on my 1996 specialized hardrock. The bike cost $250 new, however the frame has S&S couplings installed at a cost of $500. Can it be fixed and is it worth fixing?
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I would look into it, bring it to a frame builder that has experience in straightening frames.
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Old 09-02-08, 06:17 PM   #3
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I'm sure it can be straightened. The question is at what cost? See if there is a frame builder in your area that can give you an estimate. BTW, where were the couplers installed? Maybe the same company can repair your frame.
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Old 09-03-08, 04:09 PM   #4
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Bilenky Cycles in Philadelphia installed the couplings. I sent them an email a couple of days ago, havent heard nothing back. I have to make a decision tomorrow to take it on the plane or leave here in Guatemala.
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