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Old 08-15-10, 03:15 PM
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Sheldon Brown's website has a write up on how to do this using a 2x4. And you don't just spread the dropouts. Instead you bend one out at a time using measurements from the other unaffected one to guage your progress on the first so you bend it half the total required. Then using the first bent side as your standard you bend out the second side until you achieve the final TOTAL spacing. So no threaded rod and nuts need apply here.
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