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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:10 pm 
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picked the gt xizang frame up from rolls-royce aerospace this morning.
their top titanium welder has worked wonders :D
he has cut out the old burnt through hole and welded in a reinforcing patch.
he has also replaced the burnt and cracked cross brace with a new ti tube.
the welding is as good as the original welds.
they have saved my blushes to be honest.
turned what could have been a £130 bad buy into a nice titanium frame again.
off to the polishers tomorrow.
my xizang lives on! :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:18 pm 
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Cant wait to see pics . :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:18 pm 
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Sounds like it's worked out...we need pics though :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:30 pm 
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john,

sent you an e-mail with a pic of the damage.
i can't add it on here as it says the file is too big.

gaf.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:33 pm 
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gaf16 wrote:
john,

sent you an e-mail with a pic of the damage.
i can't add it on here as it says the file is too big.

gaf.



nice one...did you send it to my work address? try admin@retrobike.co.uk


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:35 pm 
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john,

re-sent.

gaf.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:10 pm 
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Was it easy to get RR Aerospace to oblige, or do you know the guy personally?
I work for a helicopter company - I wonder if any of the welders could help me out should the Vit needed it... :?:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:22 pm 
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fair play, always good to hear about a repaired frame :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:09 pm 
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pic's added below.


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