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 Post subject: Frame damage
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:50 pm 
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Apologies if these are dumb questions :oops: :)

1) With 'flared' headtubes, is the metal actually thicker at the ends, or butted internally to match? I ask because mine has apparently been stacked at some point, and the lower 'step' has been gouged - I'd like to go at it with a file but don't want to risk thinning it too much.

2) Having read through the excellent Yeti Sherpa thread 8) , I'm wondering about drilling vent/drainage holes - would small holes have any effect on strength in a steel frame?

3) Should I be worrying about this BB damage?:

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Ta muchly :)


Last edited by Koupe on Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Frame damage
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:55 pm 
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my self i wouldnt worry to much about them long as the welds are still good an the frame isnt bent or cracked ect,


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 Post subject: Re: Frame damage
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:07 pm 
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Excuse me if Im being dumb why are you asking about head tubes and taking pictures of a BB?


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 Post subject: Re: Frame damage
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:14 pm 
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Three different questions ;)

(edited to avoid confusion)


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 Post subject: Re: Frame damage
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:31 pm 
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I wouldn't be bothered by the BB shell damage if I already owned the frame. If it happened while the BB was in there is likely no indentation, and even if there is I would suspect the BB still goes in fine. Drilling a few well spaced out small holes in thicker frame material is never going to cause a problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Frame damage
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:39 pm 
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that'll be fine - I'd be more worried about the condition of the threads on the BB.


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 Post subject: Re: Frame damage
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:42 pm 
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The threads are fine - the debris in the pic is grease-soaked mud. No, I have no idea what it's doing there either.

Thanks for the positive responses, I'm aware I'm just being paranoid :roll: I'm just making sure it's worth paying for a new paint job :D


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