Need to straighten a frame

  • Home
  • Need to straighten a frame
4 replies [Last post]
Anonymous's picture

Anyplace in the city to straighten a bike frame. I ordered a custom bicycle frame and it is pretty uneven. It's unfinished and made by an artist more then a cyclist so it really needs alot of work. Anyhow I'll be busy cleaning this thing up for 2 months.

If anyone knows some custom bike builders in the city that can give me some advice that would be great to.

Anonymous's picture
Straightedge (not verified)

Well, if it pulls to the left, slam it into the Verizon van from the right.

Seriously, if it's that bad that it's visible to the naked eye, it probably can't be easily fixed. Any good builder will tell you that proper alignment is critical while the frame is being built. You can tweak it a bit this way or that after it's all brazed up, but if it's really crooked, it's going to need more than a few minutes on the alignment table - it'll probably need to be pulled apart and redone. And that's assuming it's brazed, if it's TIG-ged, fahgeddaboudit!

Anonymous's picture
Verizon Cycling Team (not verified)
You are what you ride (nm)
Anonymous's picture
"Chainwheel" (not verified)
"""It's not about the bike"" (nm)"
Anonymous's picture
Bryan McCay (not verified)
Bicycle alignment in NYC

Try Chelsea bikes on 26th street between 6th and 7th Aves.

They do all kinds of frame work.

cycling trips