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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Does anyone out there in London/Kent have an interest in bringing a frame back from the dead? And the skills/equipment to braze?

I have a poor Claud Bulter frame with a broken dropout, can't bring myself to throw it away.

Not looking for a professional job, the frame is worth less than the fix cost, just someone that can have a go!

(Obviously I would pay all costs and will throw in a crate of beers or a bit of cash for your trouble)
Anyone?

Freddie


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:12 pm 
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Picture of the dropout ? ...........beefy dropouts can be welded I guess.

Shaun


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:37 pm 
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It's not pretty. How does welding compare to brazing? I would imagine it's a more common skill?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:14 pm 
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If you still have the other bit your local welder / blacksmith type person would probably repair it pretty cheap..


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I do but unfortunately it's very bent.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:28 pm 
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Beat it flat and it will mig straight on.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:07 am 
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Steel dropouts can take a lot of abuse......as can steel frames :)

Shaun


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:01 am 
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mattsccm wrote:
Beat it flat and it will mig straight on.



Make sure afterward you carry out NDT Dye Pen on the weld or have it MPI'ed to complete the job fully for piece of mind if going down the welding route.....


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:12 pm 
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Melon wrote:
I do but unfortunately it's very bent.


had a similar mishap awhile ago but successfully reshaped in a bench vice....just squeeze the jaws tight


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:11 pm 
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I'll supply a nice pair of forged dropouts for that, karma, if you need.
Always best to replace both if you don't have a perfect match. Any repair of the existing will put a weak join at the point of highest stress, not a good idea.
The old ones will pull out easily enough from the domed stay ends. Clean up and replace.
All the best,


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