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Frame alignment?????(6 posts)

Frame alignment?????bear
Jul 6, 2002 6:52 PM
I am having a steel (thron) frame align. Is not a spensive frame but it rides so smoth. Does it pay? do they really align the frames? right now it dont shift right becasue is way off. the want about $100 so I wonder if I should go for it?
thanks!
Huh!?!Roadfrog
Jul 7, 2002 12:52 AM
re: Frame alignment?????jtolleson
Jul 7, 2002 4:44 PM
I'll say ditto to the "huh?" What is it exactly they are promising you? Are they merely attempting to address a bent frame? If so, how (ie., just by bending in another direction?)

Where is it bent, if you can tell?
Tell us moreKerry
Jul 7, 2002 4:54 PM
Is your frame out of alignment because you crashed it? It might be damaged elsewhere as well, so the $100 would be wasted. Is your frame out of alignment because it came that way? If so, it must be a low end bike and is perhaps not worth the $100. What do you mean "do they really align the frames?" For $100, they bloody well better leave it spot-on. Your question is much to wide open - more specifics would make it possible to answer.
Tell us more,,,,HERE IS MOREbear
Jul 7, 2002 5:45 PM
it looks like is the rear triangle thats is bend toward the right looking at it from behin! they claim they can fix it but I wonder is it will just go back to being out of wack? it is a low end frame,BUT it rides so sweet. I have a TI and a AL with carbon triangle and still like this one best.
Tell us more,,,,HERE IS MORENessism
Jul 7, 2002 6:11 PM
Assuming the problem is just a LITTLE misalighment of the rear triangle, there should be no problem bending it back. Frame builders do this all the time...but they use the term "cold setting". Perfectly normal for the most part. $100 sounds a little steep to me though. You might want to try to find a frame builder in your area for an expert opinion first.

Ed