Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:39 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:44 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:37 pm
Posts: 426
Location: Derby
Folks I'm after some guidance on a frame that's come up for sale with a dent in the top tube and I can't decide if the dent is going to have a detrimental effect on the frames strength.

The Dent is in the middle of the top tube. The seller isn't hiding the dent and has sent me the following pictures.
Image
Image
Image

Im not asking anybody for a definitive yes / no it'll be fine but any advice would be appreciated.

Cheers
Mark


Last edited by dvatcmark on Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dented frame advice
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:50 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:24 am
Posts: 7563
Location: Manchester
There's a brief discussion on this frame in the eBay area on here.

It's not something I'd want to ride hard, and definately no jumping!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dented frame advice
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:54 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:03 pm
Posts: 1774
Location: In the village
If there are no cracks and the frame is straight put some filler in it and paint it.

But only buy it at a steeeeeeeeep discount and only if you can't find another elsewhere, ever.

Get him to put a straight edge along the bottom of the frame and hold it up with the light behind it. If it's bent at all, avoid it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dented frame advice
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:56 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:03 pm
Posts: 1774
Location: In the village
That's EVER with a capital E


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dented frame advice
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:59 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:24 am
Posts: 7563
Location: Manchester
Also the cranks aren't RaceFace, they are Sugino.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dented frame advice
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:03 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:03 pm
Posts: 1774
Location: In the village
Well there you go.

"No, No, No Doctor not another one of those."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dented frame advice
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:28 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:37 pm
Posts: 426
Location: Derby
Sorry just realised I've posted this in the wrong section and erased part of the post when pasting in the photo links. Doh.

The frame is actually a 96 kona explosif MTB .

I think I'll give it a miss as if I bought it I would want to ride it properly and like rampage says its probably a take it easy frame from now on.

Any chance a mod can move this to the MTB chat section ?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot], NWGuy99, originalshinkicker, petermschwarz and 24 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group