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checking if frame is straight

Hey guys,

I bought a frame off of ebay and I want to get it checked before I start my build.

Do you guys know where I can take it to get it checked out? Im by Schaumburg just FYI.
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If I bought a frame I was unsure of I'd have Framecrafters in Union IL. check it out. It would be a one stop deal...if the frame needed repair I wouldn't want anyone but Randy and Karsten fixing it. (815) 923-4537 or www.framecrafters.net. They're not far from you at all. Take the Tollway (90) out to US 20 and take 20 to Union. Not much more than a half hour from Schaumburg, I'd estimate.

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I'll try to explane.

with a axle through the swing arm holes and held level.put a pipe that fits tightly though the neck.
Standing several feet back you'll see any rotation of the neck while looking at the pipe.

a garage method for sure, but very effective and free.

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I'll try to explane.

with a axle through the swing arm holes and held level.put a pipe that fits tightly though the neck.
Standing several feet back you'll see any rotation of the neck while looking at the pipe.

a garage method for sure, but very effective and free.
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Never mind then.

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And a short pipe through the swing arm measured to swing arm pivot tells the other half of the story..... Should all be 90 degrees ... And even on both sides with bars straight to the front
Axle pipe.......

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Old school, old guy, garage tricks. You'd be amazed how well the eye can see any bends from 10ft back.

I've only done it once or twice maybe twenty yrs ago but both bikes proved to run straight.

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I have a high-tech chassis tool for measuring from point to point on a frame....

But the method is great advise.


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