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Old 03-17-11, 07:08 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-17-11, 07:20 PM   #2
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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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