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Old 11-06-19, 10:47 PM
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WTB: Park Tool frame straightener

Anyone have one of these they want to part with?



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Is it a really nice frame? If not, I've found that I have equal or better luck sticking a solid rod into a cut-off fencepost hole. Stick the headtube in the protruding rod, and pull up on the chainstays.

It works better than this thing. I should know...the pic is an old one of mine

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This method worked for me - be sure to leave the headset cups in the head tube to prevent ovalization. That's a pre-threaded 3-foot length of 1-in plumbing pipe from Lowes tied to a utility pole. You will be shocked at how much leverage you get when you pull up on the chain stays just in front of the dropouts.

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Originally Posted by rustystrings61 View Post
This method worked for me - be sure to leave the headset cups in the head tube to prevent ovalization. That's a pre-threaded 3-foot length of 1-in plumbing pipe from Lowes tied to a utility pole. You will be shocked at how much leverage you get when you pull up on the chain stays just in front of the dropouts.

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I used a large rod in the head tube, placed horizontally between two concrete buildings.
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PARK HTS-1 - there is an example on offer at eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Park-Tool-C...s/303350611731
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Is it a really nice frame? If not, I've found that I have equal or better luck sticking a solid rod into a cut-off fencepost hole. Stick the headtube in the protruding rod, and pull up on the chainstays.

It works better than this thing. I should know...the pic is an old one of mine

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Kurt-
Wow, good catch...the pic was from a your post from 5 or 10 years ago....
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Originally Posted by cyclophilia View Post
PARK HTS-1 - there is an example on offer at eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Park-Tool-C...s/303350611731
yikes....$300 bucks....maybe I dont need one as much as i thought.
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Is it a really nice frame? If not, I've found that I have equal or better luck sticking a solid rod into a cut-off fencepost hole. Stick the headtube in the protruding rod, and pull up on the chainstays.

It works better than this thing. I should know...the pic is an old one of mine

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Is it a nice frame? Well, it once was. Its a 1969 Chrome Mercian that I posted here trying to get help identifying. Its still beautiful to me. The curve in the top tube and downtube is ever so slight; I'll post a pic. Maybe I should leave well-enough alone?
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Originally Posted by vintagerando View Post
Is it a nice frame? Well, it once was. Its a 1969 Chrome Mercian that I posted here trying to get help identifying. Its still beautiful to me. The curve in the top tube and downtube is ever so slight; I'll post a pic. Maybe I should leave well-enough alone?
If you consider selling, send me a PM.
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Originally Posted by vintagerando View Post
Is it a nice frame? Well, it once was. Its a 1969 Chrome Mercian that I posted here trying to get help identifying. Its still beautiful to me. The curve in the top tube and downtube is ever so slight; I'll post a pic. Maybe I should leave well-enough alone?
Link up the thread.

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got one

Hi, still looking for one of these? I've decided to retire after 48 years of wrenching. I've got one (and a whole pile of other 'never seen' tools).
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Frame Straightening Tools

We had one of these "Little Brute" frame straighteners at our shop. They were made using a modified car bumper jack. Crude but effective for gas pipe bikes. Put a bolt in the fork ends and put it in one of the slots and the fingers on the BB then start jacking. It worked better for fork straightening.





Later model Park tool:




Also had a 5' long x 1" steel pry bar for the head tube - 2 guys to hold onto the frame and one to use the bar.

But... nothing beats a good layout table.

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Hi, still looking for one of these? I've decided to retire after 48 years of wrenching. I've got one (and a whole pile of other 'never seen' tools).
If you are looking to sell, you can get a cheap membership here. Obscure tools go pretty quick here.
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Hi, still looking for one of these? I've decided to retire after 48 years of wrenching. I've got one (and a whole pile of other 'never seen' tools).
Still have this?
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