• Noticed this on ride in this morning - it’s a cotic escapade so fairly standard cromoly - nothing super light

    How worried should I be ?

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  • Not exactly a frame, but I picked up a bargain pair of handlebars yesterday. Went to fit them and realised why they were so cheap...
    Anyone have any ideas how to solve this issue? I've tried boiling water to soften them a bit, fixing them to bike and putting all my weight through one side (wow they're strong) but no luck so far. Not got access to a vice but think vice and big bar for leverage would do the trick? Thanks!

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  • Surgery is probably going to be the best answer for that, just lose a bit of length from the appropriate arm and you'll be golden.

    I can't really judge the scale, but if it's only up to a third of an inch or so you'll probably get away with the quick and dirty option of having it taken off your fingertips.

    If it's any longer than that though, it's just the same principle as shortening the sleeves of a jacket and you're much better having your arms taken in from the shoulders - more work, but the final result really is worth the extra effort.

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Frame Dents and Repair - Kinked, Dinged or Bent Top tube, Dent Down tube, etc

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