Repairing a dented headtube


Not a pretty sight – a lovely Rivendell-made Saluki frame with a big dent in the head tube. Fixed it with a special expanding tool inside the head tube and some careful hammering on the outside, now good as new without having to replace the tube.


With a new paint job, it looks gorgeous:


3 Replies to “Repairing a dented headtube”

    1. It’s a custom one I made – it’s really meant to be a lug vice, but it’s also good for this. I made it out of an old quill stem.

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