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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:05 pm 
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get a few more pics up tomorrow, might help other folk give their verdict/opinion.

personally I would expect there to be a fairly tight fit between the tube and lug there, but maybe the quality control wasn't great and the lug was angled slightly off, hence what looks like the small gap down the back of it??

or perhaps it is the result of an impact, and the forks were replaced??

I'm no frame builder though, so I'd hold fire until someone more knowledgable than myself comes along :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:08 pm 
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Thanks Jim. Seems an unlucky bike so far!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:47 pm 
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So I tried that test with a strip of paper and there is definately a gap. I can push a slither down 3 inches so not just a paint issue. Appreciate it's only a simple re braze but not a job for me so will be passing this on if anybody fancies it


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:08 pm 
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<sticks hand up hoping to be first>


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:35 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
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Oh go on then...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:47 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:02 pm 
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At least let him get over it first ... :lol:

I stick with my original prognosis though :-(

Fixable with cost or ride it till it breaks (if it ever does) ?

WD :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:37 pm 
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I've owned lugged bikes with worse gaps than that and they've survived, and I'm as heavy as a fashion man with a 20 a day pie habit.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:56 pm 
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Fill the gap with Tipp-Ex, job done.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:51 am 
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Dang! now I'll never know...


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