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 Post subject: Is this a dead frame.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:44 pm 
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I ended up with this bike under very odd circumstances, it a very long story but I'm selling it on for a fellow retro biker.

I was only selling the parts as I thought the frame was dead and ready for the skip but I thought I would ask here first.

What do you think, would it sell, would you ride it?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:51 pm 
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Not that i am close to an expert on this forum, from what info i gathered about my ding - yours looks worse. I was advised that a dent so severe could just bend in use and may not be safe but, the tube is replacable - have a look at the various frame builders and you should be able to get a price to replace the tube.

^^^ my 2p's worth

It looks like it may be worth fixing.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:40 pm 
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as long as the frame is straight and the rear wheel sits straight you should be fine.

Just keep an eye on the centre of the dent for cracking- but unlikely to fail catastrophically. i've ridden a bike with only one chainstay before :-)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:45 pm 
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Iv'e ridden worse. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:01 pm 
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Frame looks like aluminium alloy, then it's irrepairable - simply ride the thing until it breaks. There's no effective, economic means to repair aluminium alloys I'm afraid


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:47 pm 
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I'm not qualified to comment on whether it's safe, but as long as you disclosed the damage and priced accordingly, then there is no problem selling it.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:20 pm 
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ride the green one , dump the blue one...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:53 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
ride the green one , dump the blue one...


aint it the same frame???


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:57 pm 
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Yes it is.

I think legrandefromage was pulling your leg he is a bit like that......


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:05 am 
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I have a worse one on my Specialized M4 frame also on the chainstay. No problems after some years of riding it off-road.


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