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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:18 am 
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Try this chap, he comes highly recommended and I'm using him for my Bear Valley repairs.
He's in Redditch, but if you wanted to send the frame to me I could drop it into him ?

Doug Pinkerton - 07778 429313


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:29 am 
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Fill tube with water and seal up both ends then stick frame in chest freezer. Water expands when frozen hence bust pipes in winter. Not 100% sure that would work but its cheap.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:21 pm 
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If it were mine I'd remove some of the paint from the dented area and fill in the dent with braze and then repaint as little as I could get away with.

Obviously the heat involved in this is gonna cause some paint damage but it will ultimately save the frame. If you find a local welding company they should be able to flow some braze in pretty neatly - it'll be up to you though to sort the paint out afterwards.

The dent is too big to be filling with a body filler and if you braze it your not going to stand the risk of the filler cracking if the frame is used a bit.

the other option is to put a sticker over it and just ride it :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:41 pm 
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The problem with braze, is that the dint is more than just a dint - it has high areas to :-(

Cosmic trail fluo top tube pad ... ? 8) :lol:

WD :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:42 pm 
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SteveKlein wrote:
If it were mine I'd remove some of the paint from the dented area and fill in the dent with braze and then repaint as little as I could get away with.

Obviously the heat involved in this is gonna cause some paint damage but it will ultimately save the frame. If you find a local welding company they should be able to flow some braze in pretty neatly - it'll be up to you though to sort the paint out afterwards.

The dent is too big to be filling with a body filler and if you braze it your not going to stand the risk of the filler cracking if the frame is used a bit.

the other option is to put a sticker over it and just ride it :wink:


Now that's a good idea ! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:57 pm 
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WD Pro wrote:
The problem with braze, is that the dint is more than just a dint - it has high areas to


Fair point - but if your going to be using heat to braze with you might as well use that heat and a hammer to carefully dress back the high spots - checking regularly with a long straight edge along the top tube. Then apply the braze and flat the profile of the tube with grinding/filing/emery. :D

If money was no object then it would be sorted by a framebuilder but you'd be talking ££££££'s.


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