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    Endomaniac - pics of your dean with large tire clearance?

    can you post a pic or two of your dean's extra tire clearance? did they dimple the chainstays or use smaller diameter tubes? thanks for any info

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    From what Dean told me they buy their stays pre-bent by the tubing supplier. To accommodate my clearance request they hand bent my stays out of some smaller diameter - thicker walled tubing they happened to have “laying around”. They may just be Scout stays for all I really know. The BB is fairly stiff though. They won’t crimp stays for reasons they can explain to you. I don’t have any good pictures of the area on hand. I’ll try to snap in the next day or so.

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    yeah, what he said. i've got an ionic ss (made by dean; steel) i oculd fit a 2.1 with not a lot of room to spare. i went to work on it myself; crimping enough on the inside to give me room for a 2.35 kenda dh tire now. basically made a flat spot on the inside of the tube, around the area i needed clearance. marked it with a pen around where it rubbed with the tire in the frame. used a couple channel locks, and vice grips......had the frame padded up with rags on the outside. no problems with it so far, and no cracks........., though i've probably voided my warrantee.

    if ordering one, specify that you want bigger clearance! i didn't, and this was what i had to do to get it!
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    too late

    already have the frame and the tire clearance is not a big issue as i run 1.9 - 2.1 on the back. i was mostly interested in how they accomidated the tire clearence on the colonel since the stock chainstays are super fat. any pic you can dig up would be great. figure if i need to increase the clearance i will have nobilette, or another frame guy, do the work...i am sure if i do it i will end up with an unplesant suprise on the trail one day.

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    the difference is

    3/4" chainstays vs. the (stock) 7/8" stays

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endomaniac
    To accommodate my clearance request they hand bent my stays out of some smaller diameter - thicker walled tubing
    I have a Dean frame on order and they are doing the same thing for me.

    Hmm, it's been 10 weeks, 5 days.

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    But my clearance improvment is much more than 1/4"

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    Sounds like you 1/2 way there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endomaniac
    Sounds like you 1/2 way there
    Yea yea....

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