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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:01 pm 
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Hi guys

I took my 1984 CB Dalesman frame in to have some dents and other problems sorted ahead of a full restoration. I also asked the chap to drill the chainstay bridge so I could fit my GB mudguards properly. When I got the frame back it hole seems to have been drilled at an angle for some reason. Am I being stupid or is this way off? I just can't see how a frame builder could get this so way off by accident. Look at the angle its going into the mudguard.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:28 pm 
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Not sure whats happened there but it doesn't look right. It doesn't look like a new piece of metalwork, but has he brazed on a reinforcement and then drilled and tapped it?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:14 pm 
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Yeah I guess so. Its all fine except its at the wrong angle. I hope it can be fixed or this restoration isn't off to a very good start.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:20 pm 
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All you can do with that is fit an angled spacer at both sides of the mudguard...........or take it back.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:14 pm 
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You could try some of the washers found on modern brake pads to straighten it up.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:46 pm 
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Balls up, take it back and get it done properly, anything else is a bodge and you'll always be reminded every time you look at it!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:21 am 
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I suspect a balls up with a reason. Go back in a good mood, you'll get a good reception that way.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:30 am 
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Doesn't look right - maybe he couldn't fit his drill in between the chainstays?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:04 pm 
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I agree - he should have used a drill extension to get in there...at the very least, drilling obliquely is not something I would have expected from a professional.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:58 pm 
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Update:

Went back and the guy was very apologetic. More than happy to fix it. :-)


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