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Frame alignment(6 posts)

Frame alignmentirregardless
Nov 8, 2002 9:50 AM
Is there a quick and dirty way to determine whether a frame is properly aligned without taking it to a LBS? If so, how?
As I recall: string from head tube to rear dropouts, measure. nmonespeed
Nov 8, 2002 10:22 AM
As I recall: string from head tube to rear dropouts, measure. nmlegs
Nov 8, 2002 12:50 PM
loop a string around the head tube with the ends at the rear drop outs (making a u shape) and measure the space from the string to either side of the seat tube.. and compare distances.. it should be equal...
use calipers if you have them...
As I recall: string from head tube to rear dropouts, measure. nmlegs
Nov 8, 2002 12:52 PM
or if you wanna be really dirty.. ride no-handed on level ground and see if the bike pulls to one siode or the other...
As I recall: string from head tube to rear dropouts, measure. nmlegs
Nov 8, 2002 12:53 PM
loop a string around the head tube with the ends at the rear drop outs (making a u shape) and measure the space from the string to either side of the seat tube.. and compare distances.. it should be equal...
use calipers if you have them...
String plus twoKerry
Nov 9, 2002 6:46 AM
Besides the string technique (and the string must be very tight and measured carefully) you can do two checks with wheels. A properly dished rear wheel should be exactly centered in the frame. Ride the bike through a puddle of water and check to see the tracks of the tires follow exactly in each others path (assumes properly dished wheels).