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    Can you straighten a severely bent saddle rail?

    I was having a WONDERFUL time on a long descent and was setting up for my favorite part of the trail...a rooted S-turn with a nice high bank on the second turn. Unfortunately, I wasn't paying attention to the FIRST turn and clipped a tree with my bar at a relatively high speed.

    I came out of the crash relatively unscathed and my bike suffered little damage as well. But my saddle took most of the impact as the bike flipped. I've replaced the saddle but I'm wondering if the saddle can be recovered at all. The rails are titanium.

    Heat and leverage?

    I live with fear and danger every day. And on the weekends she lets me go mountain biking.

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    Chances are you can bend it back somewhat but by then the metal is stressed to a point that it will likely bend again, and it will likely take less to bend it the second time too.

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    I have fixed worse using a prybar and no heat. I did it on the bike actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon_oma#692 View Post
    I have fixed worse using a prybar and no heat. I did it on the bike actually.
    On Ti rails?

    I think it will crack, but you really can't make it worse can you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    On Ti rails?

    I think it will crack, but you really can't make it worse can you?

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    opps missed that it was ti mine is just steel.

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