Originally Posted by 1eyedjim
The A frame that came on my Osprey looks like someone has fallen on it in the past and the one side is bent. (i can get a picture later)
does anyone have an ideas that would help me bend the tubing back straight to save buying a new one?
i have had a search online and can find virtually nothing that helps with tube straightening.
i currently have two ideas i may try
1 - hold the outside of the bend in the vice and slightly tighten the vice as i attempt to straighten the tube. (worried this may flatten the sides though)
2 - find a rod of some sort the same ID as the tube and try hammering this up from the bottom to see if it pulls the bar straight
if anyone has any other tips please just shout them up
Definatly ALOT cheaper to get it Repaird....If you want it Remo...not something you want to try yourself by the sounds of things...You may Fxk it up totally and have no choice but to buy new!
Westward Fabrications in Yeovil will give you an estimate if you send few pics...and do a Good job.
Or you could pm Chris on here (Osprey Ribs) and he'd put you in touch with the Guys who make em...may be easier for them
I know Whisper bought a load of pipe bending gear recently...maybe a simple fix for him??