Hi, a friend has got a http://www.flickr.com/photos/38393968@N05/8462464020/
Mercian in 531 tubing but looks like it had a front on collision. The photos of top tube and down tube show they are slightly bent.
If these tubes were to be replaced, I am looking at between £150 to £350 to replace these tubes, depending on who does it. Mercian was the most expensive quoted. This wouldn't include a respray, which I would budget at £180 including decals.
Any other options to replacing tubes?
It's a nice marque so he doesn't want to chuck in the tip, wud rather put on wall. I've suggested he gives me the frame and I get it renovated and then pay him to build it up. Does anyone agree that I try and save it?
I'm not sure on current prices for mercians so any advice on what to do, if anything, will be appreciated.
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Masi Prestige SLX, Colnago master pui, Pinarello concept genius c record, Ernie Clements 531,