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    New question here. Old ('96) Merlin Frame Bent!

    Anyone out there know where in the SFBay area I can get my frame
    back into alignment? It's a Taiga, off by around 6mm. I'm in the East bay.

    BTW, I've heard that ABC isn't that great a co. to work with on old
    Merlin frames, so I would like to get somebody local to get the work
    done.

    AdThanksVance,
    --Michael

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    any framebuilder

    Quote Originally Posted by mtmikebr
    Anyone out there know where in the SFBay area I can get my frame
    back into alignment? It's a Taiga, off by around 6mm. I'm in the East bay.

    BTW, I've heard that ABC isn't that great a co. to work with on old
    Merlin frames, so I would like to get somebody local to get the work
    done.

    AdThanksVance,
    --Michael
    Any builder with an alignment table can do the deed. Even some pro shops have alignment tables. Only difference, you need a longer pry lever. You've got to bend to pretty far to exceed its yield point, and with a normal pry lever you just flex the frame and it springs back to where it was. Aligning a ti frame is just like aligning a steel one, only you need more muscle to do it.

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    OK, that's something to go on

    bulC,

    Thanks for the input. I do believe that there is a frame builder
    in the Hayward or Oakland area. I'll contact them.

    Thanks again,

    --mt

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