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Old 02-27-19, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by jimincalif View Post
OK, I see the term “cold set” a lot here on BF. Is this a fancy term for “bent”?
Yes. If you take an older frame with a narrower rear hub standard, and just pull the stays apart to get a modern wider hub in there, I'm not sure if that counts as 'cold set' or not. It's only a mm or two and steel is flexible, so it's no big deal. But there's a process where you literally use a 2x4 as a lever to barely bend the stays and measure that they get the same bend (so the frame is not misaligned). That's 'cold set'.

Scroll down until you see the 2x4: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html
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