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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:34 am 
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It's the old style pinch bolt unfortunately but possibly fit a jubilee clip beneath it.

The linked post stated 28.2 in catalogue so maybe the seat tube's been pinched up too much!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:43 pm 
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I dropped it off at the local place I'd found online. A way bigger operation than I'd expected. Looking at the display cabinets & posters showing what they do in their reception I was actually surprised they be bothered to do a weld on a bike frame. Having been reading up on the subject of Ti welding & having just watched the GCN visit to Moots on youtube they said all the right things when discussing what was needed & were genuinely enthusiastic about the job. They've also made custom ti bike parts for riders before. i left feeling very confident. Here's hoping!

Struggling to find a decent 28.2mm seat tube. I've seen the Orange catalogue now & original seatpost was USE 420mm 25.4mm shimmed to 28.2mm. Silver post shown in brochure.

The seatpost with the bike is a red USE 420 but was sold & measures as 25mm. I'd also seen the bike in different config advertised previously with a different seat-post so high possibility the post is not original to the frame. I'm thinking maybe the shim is original & too big by 0.4mm. For now I'm planning on getting a fresh USE 10cm shim for 25/28.2mm.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:08 pm 
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Their enthusiasm, coupled with those displays sounds ominous :lol: :lol: as in the final bill.

I was looking to have some springs wound to change the rate of an Amp F4 blt I was renovating. Few listings in the yellow pages and general phone about I get the number of a company, and much the same their online reviews were all professional large engineering companies.
I asked for a ball park figure and got about 600 for the two small springs, though I could get the dogs danglies with progressive rates etc.

I thanked them kindly :shock:

Found a small local engineers did the springs for a tenner for the both. :lol:


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My T2 cracked

had it welded buy one of the guys at work in his lunch break, never cracked since. get it welded and enjoy.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:57 pm 
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A good welder is a good welder; doesn't have to be in the bike industry. Probably one reason the old Sandviks are so good.

I've had Ti frames welded and repaired by a chap who was simply a lone blacksmith; but a fine
one. Every two years he took a certification test to do emergency welds on grounded aircraft - any metal any shape.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:46 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
Their enthusiasm, coupled with those displays sounds ominous :lol: :lol: as in the final bill.


Roughly £30 compared to £90 the frame builders quoted & no shipping there & back so I guess another £50 saved. He smirked when I told him I'd been quoted £90. Not knocking the frame guys plus proof will be in the pudding!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:50 pm 
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Woz wrote:
A good welder is a good welder; doesn't have to be in the bike industry. Probably one reason the old Sandviks are so good.



I read on here the T2's were made by Sandvik. This is isn't a weld this time but it does have a previous cracked weld repair on the drive side chain stay/bottom bracket joint. That was repaired by previous owner by some guy who made Ti exhausts for drag bikes.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:39 pm 
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I'm no expert but looks good to me. Time or miles will tell!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:24 am 
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Looks like the welder who did that repair knows his Ti welding bizness well - very nice job!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:26 am 
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Yeah, great work, two runs as well, top job... 8)


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