Hi all, thanks for the advice!
Broadened my horizons today with some professional advice today!
First of all, I've sent these pictures to a framebuilder. He told me that it's an easy job for him to replace the down- and toptube with new Ishiwata 022 tubes. Price for this, including an enamel respray with lug lining would be £162.
Secondly, I went to my local LBS and asked him what to do. He has builded a lot of frames back in the day, raced on a semi-professional level and has lots of expertise. He said just to leave it as it is. "You could ride another 20 years on it without any problem". Straightening was possible, but would be pure cosmetically. He said it was a crazy plan to replace the tubes because of the high cost.
So, I have some options.
Or, I'll leave the frame as it is and forget about it. (not the preferred option, every frame deserves a chance)
Or, I'll go the 'expensive' way and choose for new tubes and a decent respray for £162.
Or, I'll try to find a LBS who can straighten the frame and go for a rather cheap powdercoat of £45
As a student, £££'s are important so at the moment I'm preferring the third option. Frame isn't exactly my size either, that makes it even harder to justify a complete remake...
you could get that repaired but it will cost a fair amount,plus the paint on top you will not be far away from £275 to 300 .i think it would be cheeper to get a new frame.i dont mean to rub it in ,bu how on earth did you miss that when you paid for it ??
I went by train to pick up the frame and only had 10 minutes time between trains for the transaction. Once I saw that the frame holded almost double the asking price in parts, I didn't bothered that much anymore about the frame
. So even if the frame is scrap, I'm still happy with the deal