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Old 02-16-07, 02:57 PM   #1
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bent frame - tips?

My frame is bent a little bit and it makes the back tire really close to the frame on one side, very distant from the frame on the other side. This obviously has all kinds of ramifications, and it pisses me off!!! Hopefully I can get a quick-fix pointer or three here.

Should I just go to the shop or do you guys know anything about how to fix this? Like a rubber mallet or something?

Or am I gonna be stuck with having to buy a new bike.....???

Sorry for the crappy pictures, I took them just now, but you'll get the idea.



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Old 02-16-07, 03:26 PM   #2
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Are you sure the wheel is mounted properly?
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Old 02-16-07, 03:26 PM   #3
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Your frame is most likely not bent.

Take off your rear wheel and correctly seat it in the drop outs.
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Old 02-16-07, 03:27 PM   #4
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You're just looking for any excuse to buy a new bike aren't you?!

Edit: One more thing your FD cable looks as though it has slipped out of the plastic guide underneath the bottom bracket shell...you might want to fix that.
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First make sure the wheel is in correctly. Also, flip the wheel over and make sure it still is close to the same side, if not, then its the wheel.
If it is the frame, can you tell where exactly it is bent, like the dropouts? You aren't going to be able to tweak an aluminum frame too much.
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Old 02-16-07, 03:30 PM   #6
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BTW, how did you get those scrapes under the chainstays?
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First thing to do is to get new shorts.
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*sigh* you figured me out. i just want an excuse to go to my fiancee and say, "i told you i need a new bike!"

ive got some JB Weld sitting in the dropout. after taking a very close look, it seems that my derailleur hanger isn't aligned with the frame dropout ... causing room for wobble. i straightened it, and then the second i put weight on the bike, it drifts back to its crazy position.

i think ive got it under control. lol, sorry .. false alarm, i guess!

but let me get this straight, if it WERE irreparable, id have to get a new bike, right....??


EDIT: i have no idea where the scrapes came from. my dad bought it used ~5yrs ago from an LBS, and as far as i know, they were there when my family acquired the bike.
..... and what do you mean, new shorts? oh, my green shorts? they were a gift from one of my best friends ever, and theyre so ugly i love them.

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lol, alright, i can take it.

i guess this thread is now officially open as an Audiophile Roast!
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Old 02-16-07, 04:43 PM   #11
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but let me get this straight, if it WERE irreparable, id have to get a new bike, right....??
If it's steel, it would probably be reparable.

Get yourself some aluminum. When that bends, you're in luck!
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lol, alright, i can take it.

i guess this thread is now officially open as an Audiophile Roast!
You just spent too much time perched between those two big Altecs and are not thinking clearly . . . .
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Scrapes are most likely from a kickstand.
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Old 02-16-07, 06:55 PM   #14
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Scrapes are most likely from a kickstand.
oh yeah, i totally forgot..!! it did have a kickstand on it when my dad bought it.

i took that crap right off. first adjustment once i adopted it for myself.
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