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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:49 pm 
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Bought a bike from the forum from a now banned member and received it with a damaged rear hanger (non replaceable sort) due to piss poor packaging. It was shipped from Poland so sending it back will be pricey. Its a steel frame and the rear end is chromed, its a LOOK 233, i`m guessing i can get it welded but how much of the chrome is gonna be destroyed?

Has anyone on here had to deal with this problem?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:40 pm 
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Frame must have really been dropped hard to cause that damage?

A quality cycle frame maker like Mercian Cycles or Edison Cycles would weld that up and not much chrome would go bluey/yellow.

The repairer needs to wrap the tubes with damp cloth's to stop heat build up.

What an arse who ever packaged that up i'd want to smash his face in :evil:

You still got the shite packaging ? Would like to see it :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:53 pm 
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I'd rather have the whole dropout replaced and properly re-brazed...no chance of a chrome rear end though :(

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:02 pm 
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From a metal work point of view its an easy and strong fix. Just ask around for a decent welder. Can't speak for the chrome though.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:06 am 
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Must have been a very heavy impact to break like that :shock:

Email that photo around the frame builders for a quote, although I would guess they will all say it needs a new drop out which will be around £70 :?

Did you pay as paypal gift?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:19 am 
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I had the sense to pay with standard paypal thankfully. I think the best coarse of action will be to get a quote from a professional frame builder/repairer and claim back through paypal.

If anyone can recommend anyone I'd be very grateful.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:58 am 
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Jimbob_1978 wrote:
I had the sense to pay with standard paypal thankfully. I think the best coarse of action will be to get a quote from a professional frame builder/repairer and claim back through paypal.

If anyone can recommend anyone I'd be very grateful.


I'd try these as a starting point, but email the photo for a better quote :)

http://www.ellisbriggscycles.co.uk/renovations.php
http://www.merciancycles.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:32 pm 
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I would also replace the whole dropout/hanger and get a replaceble one this time.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:46 am 
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As others have said, it is not just the gear hanger but the whole dropout that needs replacing. If you cannot get it chromed maybe get a stainless steel replacement which will sort of match.
Go to one of the few steel frame specialists eg Mercian (Midlands), Bob Jackson (North), Charles Roberts (London).


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:56 am 
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There are more frame speialist than those listed above. The above are expensive.

There is Ken baker in Colchester or there is a chap who I use for all frame work in Bury St. Edmunds. The latter is is cheaper and work of the same standard. Also I know him well.


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