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Old 09-19-04, 10:51 PM   #1
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hey, i got this bike for 20 dollars, and its perfectly fine, but does this kink really need to be fixed? it rides perfectly good, and i need to know cuz ima paint it soon, if it does, how? my friend, hes 30, has a welder thingy, just if i need to.

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Old 09-19-04, 11:29 PM   #2
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Your kidding right?

I think you just wasted $20!

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Old 09-19-04, 11:56 PM   #3
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youre kinda dumb cuz its a perfectly good bike that works like a perfectly good bike without a dent in it. i dont do tricks on it, so i see no point in having it perfectly good. and it works fine, i dont even notice the dent, prolly cuz thats how i started riding it. the point is, i use it to get around, and it came complete with gt parts, rims and all, that were in perfect condition, so the question is, can i fix it?
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Old 09-20-04, 04:53 PM   #4
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to fix it you would have to replace the top tube and downtube with new ones OR you could bend it back and weld gussetts over the bends, otherwise, I'd say find a new frame and put all of the other parts on it
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Old 09-20-04, 05:08 PM   #5
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how would i bend i back?
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Old 09-20-04, 05:31 PM   #6
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your never gonna be able to.

first you would have to heat the metal. really really hot, tahts going to cause the chrome to pretty much strip off.

now if you were to bend it back without heat, your never get it true or ever get it straight. its screwed dude, just get a new frame.
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Old 09-20-04, 05:46 PM   #7
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then how does it bend like this in the first place? ne wayz, ive ridden on it forever and i dont feel any difference. its ok to just ride aruond
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Old 09-20-04, 05:52 PM   #8
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To bend it back you could fill it up with sand, heat it up and shape it back. It will be much weaker after all that tho. If you ride it comfortably leave it alone. Or use your HARO from the other post
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Old 09-20-04, 06:07 PM   #9
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The frame is really not that screwed if you are just riding it around. That specific GT already had a bend at that point in the down tube.

The HUGE dent in the down tube is the added bonus.

That dent probably isn't the end of the world, but it likely has fatigued your top tube as well as the down tube and you want to be very careful to NOT try bunnyhops and even simple stuff on that frame. Repairing it would cost well more than that frame was ever worth... frankly, you paid more than it was worth considering the severe flaw.
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Old 09-21-04, 01:16 AM   #10
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when in doubt, hit stuff with a hammer. seriously.

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Old 09-21-04, 07:19 AM   #11
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ok, thanx then, ill just leave it as it is
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Old 09-21-04, 09:16 AM   #12
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if you dont do tricks i dont see any problems
if it dosent wobble or anything then just leave it
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Old 09-21-04, 04:06 PM   #13
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then ill just leave it cuz i dont do anything, just get around on it.
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