Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:32 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 31 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:27 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:26 am
Posts: 867
Location: Kuala Lumpur
No way it was built like that, such wheel misalignment would never pass the beady eyes of the factory, qc, retailer AND first customer.
It’s bent and resprayed.. hmm.. personally i wouldn’t bother with it, there are too many good original frames around to be fixing bent ones, but... if for whatever reason you REALLY want to save it i suggest starting by completely stripping that frame to bare metal to find out it’s condition, it might have bends, dings, cracks or creases poorly ‘repaired’ and if so It might need tubes replaced or even be scrap. If a bare metal test shows its only problem is the misalignment and it seems salvagable then off to a frame builder for proper check, second opinion and alignment rectification.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:38 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:51 am
Posts: 2677
Location: Camel Land
Has that frame been whacked around or been stored at the bottom of a pile of heavy stuff when in storage... no signs of it being crashed...... or past repairs, replacement of tubes.......


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:38 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:51 am
Posts: 2677
Location: Camel Land
Has that frame been whacked around or been stored at the bottom of a pile of heavy stuff when in storage... no signs of it being crashed...... or past repairs, replacement of tubes.......


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:29 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:38 pm
Posts: 278
Location: Worcs
No obvious signs of damage..though its certainly had a respray ar some point, reality is
, its 30 yrs old so not too disappointing.
It's now at a frame repairers, concensus is its totally repairable..though the brazing on the dropout will likely need to be heated up to allow it to pulled into line. Will pick up in 2 wks and let you know how it's looking.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:10 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:07 pm
Posts: 1541
Location: Cotswolds
The drop outs will set cold. Heating will ruin the chrome.
There is probably no other option, as I would suspect the drive side seat stay is around 4mm shorter than the left, for whatever reason, perhaps bending the drop out was an attempt to make it rideable.
Pure guesswork.

Keith


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:16 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:38 pm
Posts: 278
Location: Worcs
Its back! Basically the R/H rear dropout was heated to allow the frame to be pulled back into alignment, whilst the chrome has darkened in a small area...initial testing shows this will mostly polish out but the main objective, is the frame is now straight and ready for building up, I'll get a pic of the repair on here later. its cost me a fairly insignificant £35 and whilst it might've been easier to get hold of another frame....52cm high end Peugeots aren't exactly falling from trees these days. Besides, this was my dream frame back in the day - nostalgia picked the subject.
Thanks for the input All! :-)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:32 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:46 am
Posts: 74
tarloone wrote:
Its back! Basically the R/H rear dropout was heated to allow the frame to be pulled back into alignment, whilst the chrome has darkened in a small area...initial testing shows this will mostly polish out but the main objective, is the frame is now straight and ready for building up, I'll get a pic of the repair on here later. its cost me a fairly insignificant £35 and whilst it might've been easier to get hold of another frame....52cm high end Peugeots aren't exactly falling from trees these days. Besides, this was my dream frame back in the day - nostalgia picked the subject.
Thanks for the input All! :-)


So what was the framebuilder's opionion on what caused the misalignment - left the factory that way or was somehow bent in an accident/storage situation?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:54 am 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:26 pm
Posts: 22970
Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
It’s a good economic result even if it is French. Enjoy.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:29 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:38 pm
Posts: 278
Location: Worcs
Jumphigher wrote:
tarloone wrote:
Its back! Basically the R/H rear dropout was heated to allow the frame to be pulled back into alignment, whilst the chrome has darkened in a small area...initial testing shows this will mostly polish out but the main objective, is the frame is now straight and ready for building up, I'll get a pic of the repair on here later. its cost me a fairly insignificant £35 and whilst it might've been easier to get hold of another frame....52cm high end Peugeots aren't exactly falling from trees these days. Besides, this was my dream frame back in the day - nostalgia picked the subject.
Thanks for the input All! :-)


So what was the framebuilder's opionion on what caused the misalignment - left the factory that way or was somehow bent in an accident/storage situation?


It simply looks like careless storage damage..all tubes are intact and certainly nothing has been reheated until this repair...an odd one though :|
Anyhow, I've got a pretty mint 600 Ultegra groupset to go it, albeit with Dura Ace 7400 cranks, here it is fitted with the wheels - Open 4cd's on 600 ultegra hubs (funnily enough identical to the first set of proper wheels I ever had back in 1989!)
The 2nd pic shows the damage from the brazing, hopefully my polishing skills will help remedy this, though I'm not too concerned as this whole build by the time i've sold the surplus parts and donor bike bits will only have cost me £120...including the repair!


Attachments:
20180213_161809.jpg
20180213_161809.jpg [ 190.68 KiB | Viewed 365 times ]
20180213_161745.jpg
20180213_161745.jpg [ 407.83 KiB | Viewed 365 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:40 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:46 am
Posts: 74
I'm glad it wasnt a factory defect. The repair doesnt look bad at all, I bet it will polish out, but it isnt even bad as is. That bike is from probably my favorite of Peugeot bikes, I think those years were their high point for racing frames.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 31 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group