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Damaged Nomorea Drop - advice?
vanspacman
post Feb 28 2008, 03:41 PM
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Hello peops,
I've recently bought a lovely Nomorea 24". Although it was packed properly & insured, one of the drop-outs was slightly bent inwards. I'm a bit of a perfectionist & was hoping to bend it out again. My idea was to clamp a pair of vice grips with the appropriate bits of wood to protect the ally, then slowly bend it back out. Any better ideas?

Not intending to sell it BTW..

J.




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post Feb 28 2008, 04:02 PM
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use a bench vise instead.
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post Feb 28 2008, 06:47 PM
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Machinist's vise works excellent because they have perfectly flat steel jaws rather than a knurled jaw.
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post Mar 1 2008, 02:09 PM
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bend it with a crescent wrench... i have fixed many drops with a crescent wrench.
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post Mar 2 2008, 02:25 PM
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QUOTE (nintendoninja @ Mar 1 2008, 08:09 PM) *
bend it with a crescent wrench... i have fixed many drops with a crescent wrench.

Thanx all! Didn't want to take it into my work (via public transport) to stick it in the bench vice but may do so. the wrench option seems viable. I'm careful (and a tradesman) but am still nervous (IMG:style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif) . Gotta build the thing though before I go crazy!
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post Mar 2 2008, 03:20 PM
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Use a vice-BUT
put some aluminum between your dropout and the vice (like metal)-otherwise you're going to shred it.
Aluminum is very soft.
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post Mar 2 2008, 11:58 PM
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QUOTE (vanspacman @ Feb 28 2008, 09:41 PM) *
Hello peops,
I've recently bought a lovely Nomorea 24". Although it was packed properly & insured, one of the drop-outs was slightly bent inwards. I'm a bit of a perfectionist & was hoping to bend it out again. My idea was to clamp a pair of vice grips with the appropriate bits of wood to protect the ally, then slowly bend it back out. Any better ideas?

Not intending to sell it BTW..

J.


Dude, that bike is no good anymore bent like that, just sell it to me. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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