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Hi,
Can anyone recommend a company that straightens frames - preferably around the Midlands in the UK?
I've a friend with a plunger A10 frame which had an accident  - head on into something solid hence the headstock is twisted! Also what sort of costs are involved - approx. would be useful.
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Re: Frame straightening companies - any recommendations??
« Reply #1 on: 06.08. 2011 12:59 »
Hi Roadrunner
Have a look at http://motorcycle-frame-straightening.co.uk/contact-abba-motorcycle-engineering.asp

Although I can't recommend them I phoned this company once and found them very helpful and although not in the Midlands they did say they collect and deliver, I did not use them, in the end
Preferring to straightening my frame myself (same thing headstock out of line) with the aid of a rope, a fork lift with telescopic boom, several brackets and big rawl bolts.
I hasten to add I would not recommend this method either unless you know someone who has cultivated a fine touch on a fork lift lever  *smiley4*
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Re: Frame straightening companies - any recommendations??
« Reply #2 on: 06.08. 2011 16:04 »
Those folk look the goods, Bill. If it's not too far out I have always used the two blocks of timber and big sledge hammer method  *eek*.
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Re: Frame straightening companies - any recommendations??
« Reply #3 on: 18.08. 2011 09:25 »
I'd be talking to classic clubs in your neighbourhood. My engineer does a lovely job of retubing and straightening, even built me a lovely replica BB32R frame, but not handy for you!
A good rider periodically checks all nuts and bolts with a spanner to see that they are tight - Instruction Manual for BSA B series, p46, para 2.
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Re: Frame straightening companies - any recommendations??
« Reply #4 on: 18.08. 2011 15:44 »
A couple of blasts from the past which I think may still be extant:

Percival Brothers and Webb
 Kingsley Street
 Netherton
 Dudley
 West Midlands
 DY2 0PZ
 Tel 01384 253030 Fax 01384 240401
www.auto-cycle.co.uk/index.htm
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Ray Daniels
 rear of 144 Station Road
 Stechford
 Birmingham
 B33 8BT
 Tel/Fax 0121 789 8900
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