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    Looking through some old frames and I have 2 that the center tube is 2 to 3 inches shorter than the outer tubes. These are the tubes that the bolts go into to clamp the board tight. Didn't want to pull one out to check; is this normal or are they all supposed to be the same length.
    It's better to remain silent and let people think you're stupid than to speak and remove all doubt

  • #2
    Is there any way that is`broken off clean I have seen this before.
    70's MP/PBL/LBS,Q-Score
    Prolane Walker sport

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    • #3
      I have worked with about 10 centers and I have never seen one with the any of the supports shorter on purpose.
      Sometimes we have to do stuff to get by....Just go back and do it right when the "by" has passed!!

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      • #4
        The center tube, by design, may look shorter due to the slight bend but all three tubes should meet the clamp evenly. If you have a shorter tube on one or more of your upper frames, then someone cut it or as Keeth said, it may have a clean break.
        "Efficiency is, doing better what is already being done!"
        Pinsetter Technical Services 214-505-7663

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        • #5
          Thanks guys I put a straight edge across them and the center is definately shorter.
          It's better to remain silent and let people think you're stupid than to speak and remove all doubt

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          • #6
            Stick your finger in there to see if the threaded part is still there,that should tell you. If this frame led a rough life before you saw it a loose front clamp bar can saw this off while making everyone else deaf
            70's MP/PBL/LBS,Q-Score
            Prolane Walker sport

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