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Old 06-30-2010, 11:48 PM
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Default Re: bicycle help

a lot of bikes with a steel, one piece crank have to be bent. (the cranks, not the bike.)

it's a simple process, requiring nothing but a pipe and a solid place to wedge the cranks.

most times you just need 1/4" or so on the non-drive side.

what i do is take the crank off the bike, take the sprocket off, then lay the crank on a piece of cardboard and trace it with a marker.

then, wedge the crank in something (like a vice or between two brick walls, or anywhere that will hold it) with the non-drive side facing out.

next, stick the pipe over the non-drive side and bend it.

lay it back over your tracing to see how much/if it moved, and repeat until you got it.
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