- Fixing a pinched steel dropout (driveside)
My mk1 PA frame arrived with it’s drive side slot a little squidged. What’s the best way to sort this out?
So far I can see:
2. Filing (I sense this is not the answer).
3. Heating and walloping.
As it’s the first generation the dropout/hanger is a smaller piece than the newer PA.Posted 6 years agoshandcyclesMember
i would be tempted to ask a friendly local frame builder.
1) Wallop it
2) File it
3) Heat it and wallop it.
Seriously though, don’t heat it. Very gentle bending when it’s cold. If you need to heat it to bend it back then you’ll already have compromised it.
Bear in mind it *may* crack while bending it but if you get it too hot when trying to heat it, it’s going to be weaker and probably crack in the long term.
Al’s right, if you don’t have access to the right tools, an adjustable spanner works well.
SPosted 6 years ago
It’s only tweaked a little, I’ll stick a pic up tomorrow if I haven’t fixed it. It’s just too tight and slightly teardrop shaped. I tried prying the stays a little to pop it straight into it’s nook, but the nook has been encroached upon.
*tries to figure out way to hide filing from earlier* 😳Posted 6 years ago
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