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Old 06-16-10, 01:57 PM   #1
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New (to me) tool day!!

In keeping with Cudak888's head-tube thread, I just received my Holy Grail tool; the Park SS-1 Chainstay Straightener. I'm off to back over some bikes in the driveway to try it out!

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Although I think it has a nice classic patina to it some people on this forum will tell you to strip and repaint it and get some reproduction decals. Just remember when in doubt stay with the original paint. It will enhance it's value to collectors
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I'm off to back over some bikes in the driveway to try it out!


Hetchins owners watch out!

We should be able to drum up some business for you in the 'Finds' thread. Fellas, no more bent forks. From now we're holding our rulers against the chainstays!
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Yeah! I happan to have some slighty used Hetchins...yeah. Should be on Ebay soon.
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How about turning my UO-8 frame into a curly Hetchins?
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How about turning my UO-8 frame into a curly Hetchins?
I think an old touring bike would do best as you need alot of chainstay length to get the wavey pattern.

I have used this tool many times when I worked in shops, and consider myself pretty proficient in its use. I have been looking for one for home for years.
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Now why hadn't I heard about that when I spent a month straightening a bent chain stay on my Holdsworth Typhoon! Looks great, please post details of how you get on with it.
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Hmm! Didn't know about this one. Must get meself one...

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I wonder if you could pull low spots out of rims with that.
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I wonder if you could pull low spots out of rims with that.
You know, it might. Not a bad idea. I think it may be like removing a splinter with a pair of vise-grips, but without the proper tool...

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I wonder if you could pull low spots out of rims with that.
There is another tool for that. I've seen it, locally. I think it is a VAR-built variant.

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Didn't know there was such a tool. I passed on an inexpensive 520 the other day due to a slightly bent chainstay. Would have been the perfect candidate.
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There is another tool for that. I've seen it, locally. I think it is a VAR-built variant.

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I used that tool back in my bike shop days.
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^^^one of the best uses of a Heliocromatic hubs I have seen (besides a hammer).
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Really bad picture of the rim dent puller:

Another really bad picture showing the manufacturer:
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That's the one I'm familiar with.

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Yeah, that might be the one I used. It sometimes worked.
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