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slightly twisted sub-frame

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    slightly twisted sub-frame

    Need advice. Do you guys think its a bad idea to try and straighten a subframe by heating it with a torch? Thanks

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    slightly twisted sub-frame

    nah... i wouldn't even bother w/ the torch though... take everything off, get a pry bar & twist it...

    so... what'd ya do?

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    slightly twisted sub-frame

    I got proffessional advice years ago and they told me to do the same thing. Use A bar and twist it. It was from Bruce at BCM motorsports after I endo'ed a bike whilst crashing

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    slightly twisted sub-frame

    I took a hammer and an anvil to an old bike I had to straighten out the subframe.

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    Nada

    Originally posted by OreoGaborio
    nah... i wouldn't even bother w/ the torch though... take everything off, get a pry bar & twist it...

    so... what'd ya do?
    Nothing, everythings cool, its a spare part I got on ebay, 2 bucks HELLs YeAH.
    My long term plan/ for fun/ learning experience , is to either build a bike out of parts nabbed off ebay or have every possible replacement part for my bike.
    Was thinking of using a 2 by 4 and a torch to straighten it. The bend is barely noticiable.

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    slightly twisted sub-frame

    Since it's a spare part, I'd wait until I had a frame to bolt it to before doing anything. If it does need straightening, use steady pressure from a 2x4. Using wood you'll minimize the damage to the tubes. While you have the pressure on it have someone look at all the welds and tubes to see if anything has opened up. Good luck...

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    yea

    I was thinking it would probably be better to wait till it was attached to a frame. Thanks for the advice.

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