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Old 11-06-19, 10:47 PM
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WTB: Park Tool frame straightener

Anyone have one of these they want to part with?



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Is it a really nice frame? If not, I've found that I have equal or better luck sticking a solid rod into a cut-off fencepost hole. Stick the headtube in the protruding rod, and pull up on the chainstays.

It works better than this thing. I should know...the pic is an old one of mine

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This method worked for me - be sure to leave the headset cups in the head tube to prevent ovalization. That's a pre-threaded 3-foot length of 1-in plumbing pipe from Lowes tied to a utility pole. You will be shocked at how much leverage you get when you pull up on the chain stays just in front of the dropouts.

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Originally Posted by rustystrings61 View Post
This method worked for me - be sure to leave the headset cups in the head tube to prevent ovalization. That's a pre-threaded 3-foot length of 1-in plumbing pipe from Lowes tied to a utility pole. You will be shocked at how much leverage you get when you pull up on the chain stays just in front of the dropouts.

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I used a large rod in the head tube, placed horizontally between two concrete buildings.
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PARK HTS-1 - there is an example on offer at eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Park-Tool-C...s/303350611731
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Is it a really nice frame? If not, I've found that I have equal or better luck sticking a solid rod into a cut-off fencepost hole. Stick the headtube in the protruding rod, and pull up on the chainstays.

It works better than this thing. I should know...the pic is an old one of mine

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Wow, good catch...the pic was from a your post from 5 or 10 years ago....
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Originally Posted by cyclophilia View Post
PARK HTS-1 - there is an example on offer at eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Park-Tool-C...s/303350611731
yikes....$300 bucks....maybe I dont need one as much as i thought.
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Is it a really nice frame? If not, I've found that I have equal or better luck sticking a solid rod into a cut-off fencepost hole. Stick the headtube in the protruding rod, and pull up on the chainstays.

It works better than this thing. I should know...the pic is an old one of mine

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Is it a nice frame? Well, it once was. Its a 1969 Chrome Mercian that I posted here trying to get help identifying. Its still beautiful to me. The curve in the top tube and downtube is ever so slight; I'll post a pic. Maybe I should leave well-enough alone?
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Originally Posted by vintagerando View Post
Is it a nice frame? Well, it once was. Its a 1969 Chrome Mercian that I posted here trying to get help identifying. Its still beautiful to me. The curve in the top tube and downtube is ever so slight; I'll post a pic. Maybe I should leave well-enough alone?
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Originally Posted by vintagerando View Post
Is it a nice frame? Well, it once was. Its a 1969 Chrome Mercian that I posted here trying to get help identifying. Its still beautiful to me. The curve in the top tube and downtube is ever so slight; I'll post a pic. Maybe I should leave well-enough alone?
Link up the thread.

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