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Old 12-18-07, 11:32 PM   #1
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Cold setting frame

I have done this several times before with no problems but never with this type of frame. The frame is a 1987(?) Trek 800 Antelope MTB frame. It is made of Chromoly plain gauge MTB frame tubing 800. I want to go from 126mm to 135mm. I have never heard of this frame material before. Is there any more or less problems cold setting a frame made from this chromoly steel? I know this is not a high end bike but it should have many years left in it. Thanks, Rich
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Old 12-19-07, 03:02 PM   #2
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The deal is yo' steel is still steel fo' real.

Translation: It will spread to 135mm just fine
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And it did. It went to 135mm with no problems at all. Thanks
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Old 12-21-07, 07:07 PM   #4
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Speaking of cold setting steel.....

Is it necessary to c/s a steel frame when you have 126mm but your wheel is a 130mm? .... or is it just fine to spread it "by hand" ? I would go ahead and try it but am a little hesitant.....
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Old 12-22-07, 02:32 PM   #5
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It pressed apart pretty easily! The Mavic Cosmos fit in perfectly.
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