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Old 08-06-2018, 09:26 PM   #1
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Bent bike rack

Has anyone bent any to the pieces to their Fiamma Bike rack and if so how did you repair it. I bent one of the arms and am wondering if I can bend back or will I need to buy a new piece?
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My opinion is to never bend metal back to where it was after damage when used for a structural function....which holding a bike is. Look to replace, but before that try to understand what caused the bend. Otherwise you are likely to experience the same event again. Sorry to be a downer.....
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Oh I understand what caused the bent. It was not my fault. It was the big tree that moved when I was backing the AS into a camping space. That is why I am looking a a back up camera
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I have that rack and it depends on which piece. That said, Iíd replace the bent piece because aluminum isnít friendly to being bent back especially tubing. Iíve done it for flat pieces where the load was minimal and still had stress cracking.
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I looked into replacing the pieces. They are not inexpensive especially with the cost of shipping. So my question is do I replace the two pieces or replace the complete rack or look ata folding bike to replace my touring bike.

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