frame modification questions

Discussion in 'Painting, Welding, Bending and Gas Tanks' started by butterbean, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    I have a beach cruiser frame and I've suddenly come to require more space in the triangle. Is it possible to push the down tube further away from the seat tube without cutting or damaging the frame? I have no access to a welder or money to pay anyone to do it.

  2. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    Eat too many Pizza's BB?
    Pushing the downtube further away is a brilliant idea!
  3. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    Your sarcasm is neither helpful, wanted or needed here. I'm not even going to bother with a detailed response to your comments. Good day, sir!
  4. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    Not without cutting and welding. Depending on how much extra clearance you need, you may be able to get away with the old and ill-advised "smash it with a hammer" technique, but just know you'll be seriously reducing the lifespan of the frame and possibly yourself by going that route.

    You probably know someone who has a welder and would be willing to help out, post on facebook or ask a buddy or something. I find myself welding things together for friends and relatives at least once every other month.