Re: [CR]Any tips on straightening a bent pedal spindle?

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Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001 19:08:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: "scott davis" <francopedia@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Any tips on straightening a bent pedal spindle?
To: "Charles T. Young" <youngc@NetReach.Net>
Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <016701c122ae$e16f34a0$d5ce1dcf@youngc.flashcom.com>


Charles, Lyotards are very common. You could probably find some dead rusty Lyotards at an old Peugeot shop. Then you could simply perform a transplant. Scott


--- "Charles T. Young" wrote:


> I've pair of Lyotards, classic rattrap model, and
> one of the pedals is mildly bent. Any advice on
> whether these can be straightened sufficiently to be
> rideable? I suppose I could dismantle and chuck the
> spindle into a vice and see if I can tweak it a bit.
> Disadvantage of that approach is that I won't know
> how close it is until I reassemble the pedal.
> Alternately, I could take a beat old alloy
> Stronglight crank and thread the pedal on and
> attempt to straighten it without disassembling. This
> might allow me to check how far out it remains after
> bending. Naturally, it is a 14 mm spindle and I'm
> lacking a french threaded steel crankarm. I'm sure
> some of you folks have some clever ideas, tried or
> just imagined, that could help me out.
>
> Thanks,
> Charlie Young
> Raining in Honeybrook, PA so I'm finally getting
> around to the PR-10L project (it'll have fenders).
>
>
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