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Crimping chainstays to increase clearance(3 posts)

Crimping chainstays to increase clearanceMarky
Sep 26, 2001 12:53 PM
I read an earlier post about a guy who increased rear tire clearance on his converted road bike by whacking a pipe with a BFH up to his chainstay bridge. Apparently it worked quite well and he could now fit larger tires. What about using a vise or something similar to crimp the tubes? Anybody else tried to do the same?
re: Crimping chainstays to increase clearanceBigJ
Sep 27, 2001 4:43 AM
Just remember that if you use a vice, you're going to end up bending both sides of the stay instead of just the inside.
Sep 30, 2001 4:05 AM
Why would anyone want to do that? Chances are that even though you increase clearance side to side, any decent sized tire would hit the BRAKE BRIDGE!

My advice - - save for a cross frame/bike. That is really what you want anyway, so just do it!