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Old 10-25-2014, 09:44 PM
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Default Re: Tool Misuse - Using coil spring compressors to spread rear stays

There is one tool that could do the job much easier if you need to do this to more than just one bike, the tool is fairly cheap too... just look up a small block chevy exhaust manifold spreader... it's about the perfect size for where you're using the spring compressor and it has cut out ends to prevent distorting the tubes, the other cool thing about it is that it's very compact and basically a small turnbuckle type mechanism, just set it in, turn a wrench on it and stop when it's the right distance.
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