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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:18 pm 
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Found a cheap 1993 S-Works steel in original condition, but had a dent in the toptube.... Bought it anyway!
What do you think? Can it be rescued? If so, how? The dent is a bit big to fill it IMO... :?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:23 pm 
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Anything can be fixed - but how much do you want to spend ... ?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:32 pm 
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As above!
I've always wanted to try the blocking the holes in the end of the tubes and pressurising with air to push the dents out. I don't have the equipment though!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:39 pm 
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WD Pro wrote:
Anything can be fixed - but how much do you want to spend ... ?

WD :D


Don't want to replace the tubes if that's what you mean....
A good, cheapish option is what I am looking for...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:41 pm 
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Rampage wrote:
I've always wanted to try the blocking the holes in the end of the tubes and pressurising with air to push the dents out. I don't have the equipment though!


Will it not weaken the tube?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:42 pm 
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a pin puller will sort that!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwIUv47BXao
go see a accident repair bodyshop and offer a panelbeater a drink.....don't try and go through the company, they won't wanna know! :(


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:44 pm 
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nice colour I hope it can be saved! :)

The pannel beater sounds like a good idea.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:58 pm 
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zetecmk2 wrote:
a pin puller will sort that!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwIUv47BXao
go see a accident repair bodyshop and offer a panelbeater a drink.....don't try and go through the company, they won't wanna know! :(


I thought about that, but I was told it would weaken the tube. With a little dent in a car panel it's not a problem, but the tubes of a frame could he compared to the chassis of a car.... :?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:34 pm 
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How about this method?

http://chuck.kichline.com/bikes/Framedents/default.htm


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:41 am 
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I don't think you can push it out with air - but I've heard of doing it by pumping in oil with a grease gun. I can't remember the link though - I think it was via Tom Ritchey.


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