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    Repair a dented headtube?

    Is this doable?
    Its probably dented 1-2mm where the top part of the headset goes in...the frame is aluminum and it was free so i'm not to sad if its busted

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    Picture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by docboyd View Post
    Is this doable?
    Its probably dented 1-2mm where the top part of the headset goes in...the frame is aluminum and it was free so i'm not to sad if its busted
    I had a similar situation with an aluminum frame and was able fix it. Assuming that the dent is at the top and inwards, first use a steel drift and hammer from the inside to reverse the dent as much as possible. Next, use a Dremel tool with a grinding wheel to smooth out the surface where the top headset cup is installed. On mine you can't even tell there was a dent from the outside.
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    Photo on 2011-03-13 at 20.41 #2.jpg

    It looks worse in this pic then it actually is and thanks tt i'll try that

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    What TT said.

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    Totally fixable. If you don't have the tools, any motorcycle shop worth its salt will be able to repair that for a minimal charge.

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