How to straighten frame please?

E119 Posts: 2
edited July 2010 in MTB beginners
My younger brother has wrecked my bike. The back forks are bent sideways.
I think the back caliper is broken. It's close to the gears.
1.How can I get the correct proportions for a SHOGUN G2 GATECRASHER 200 ?

i realise this may not be a very cool frame, but I like it.

It's been totaled by my elephant footed younger brother.;[;[/{ : >%48.
Should I try to straighten it myself or does anyone know a specialist for straightening frames in london.?
How can I tell if the caliper alignment has been damaged?

Basically MY BROTHER TH BIKE WRECKER +_@}::?>? whined till I lent it to him, and then took it for a month on the streets of london. locked it outside overnight even though i told him not to; grips nicked. boost red.

I don't think I can ever forgive him for this trashing, or gain meaningful revenge, except to get it fixed by pros and send him the bill.
I've told him I'm sending him the bill any way.

Any ideas?



  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    We need pictures really.

    My first impression is that your frame is dead and needs replacing.
  • captainfly
    captainfly Posts: 1,001
    I can't imagin that a repair would cost less than a new frame or bike (unless you have done a lot of upgrading)
    Mongoose Teocali
    Giant STP0

    Why are MTB economics; spend twice as much as you intended, but only half as much as you wish you could afford? :roll:
  • GHill
    GHill Posts: 2,402
    If it's a steel frame you might be able to bend it back to a rideable condition. But, I'm pretty sure that's an alloy frame and it's new frame time.
  • nikstar1
    nikstar1 Posts: 103
    The only thing about bending it back - if it is even possible - is that the frame will be really weakened once its bent back. Therefore you might find the next time you have a little bump, it snaps and cause more damage than its worth.

    If I were you I would take this opportunity to get a new frame anf bill your brother for it! May even be able to get a cheaper one from e-bay or something??

    Just don't think it is a good idea to weaken what is meant to be the backbone of your whole bike!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    I'd be more inclined to scrap it, and get something like the BrandX dirt jump frame from CRC
    You might have to change the seatpost as well, but it would probably be the best option.