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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 4:15 pm 
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About to say goodbye to this 531 frame by taking to the scrap pile :(. It failed at the dropout and had other issues. I didn't buy it new, it was second hand in 2006 for the costly sum of £5 off the bay. Cheap because it had a small dent in the top tube and was a bit rough in places. For the repair costs of brazing on a new dropout, filling the dent and a new paint job it just isn't worth saving it. It carried a mix of old Ultegra 600 from the early 90s, late 90s Ultegra and Sora 8sp STI levers. Anyway I liked how it looked so thought I'd post. Subsequently, my early 90s Allegro (Swiss) will be based around this graphite grey and red colour scheme when restored.

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 4:24 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 5:04 pm 
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Please don't scrap it!!! I'll take it off your hands and give it a new lease of life....


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 7:09 pm 
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Aha, I see a 'Project Magpie' on the horizon :)


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 8:38 pm 
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Not sure who built Graham's frames then but it will have been a quality build. It looks a well proportioned piece of work. Terry Dolan did some for him I think. I'm sure it will be well worth saving and repairing so if Tel wants it - let him have it!


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 10:50 pm 
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Dropouts, unlike tubes, are thick enough to weld, so long as you don't get things too hot (i.e. unbraze the brazing) it's very easily fixable. Any engineering shop'll weld it up for a fiver, just tell them about the brazing and they'll do it a tiny spot at a time.

What's the dent like? Replacement tube needed, or just cosmetic damage?


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 3:20 pm 
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It'd be a shame to scrap that. Worst case going for a full price, two new dropouts, dent filled and professional respray, it's probably going to come up less than GBP200. I suppose it sounds like a lot when you already own it, but to look at it another way - a pristine 531 frame and forks in a colour of your choice for the cost of an iPod? That sounds a lot more like a bargain...

(I'm just not very good at throwing things away!)


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