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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:02 pm 
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Hi All

Looking for a bit of advice before I buy..

The Bottle cage boss was forcefully removed from this frame, can it be repaired of is the frame damage beyond repair..?

Thanks in advance. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:02 pm 
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I'm no expert, but I would imagine that it can't be repaired.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:08 pm 
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I'd leave it well alone, there will be other Zaskars.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:31 pm 
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I agree. Doesnt look up to much.
Been left out in the rain?
Would probably fold in and snap if you tired to 'flatten' that top rivet hole. Second needs replacing also.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:16 am 
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depends on price.

push a seatpost down (one that is a about 0.5mm less than correct size so it can be pulled out again) and tap the sides of the hole with a drift so it is flat. If the hole is not too big, then a new rivnut can be fitted.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:55 am 
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looks like the down tube


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:58 am 
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Have a chat with your local aluminium welder.

If you're getting the frame for next to dough-nut, it might be worth a try.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:50 am 
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if you are in need of prefessional fixing, then that would make it uneconomical - unless it is a rare and valuable or sentimental frame, it is probabably better to leave it and wait for another one to pop up.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:25 pm 
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I'd give it a wide berth and wait for another one to come up for sale.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:05 pm 
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You can replace the rivet nut with a slightly bigger one but you need the tool to do it, this is called a nut cert tool, most car body shops use these all the time, rivet nuts are used a lot on VW's and Audi's, the only problem with using a larger rivet nut is the thread size will be bigger so the new bolt may not fit a bottle cage if you decide to fit one. To tap the alloy down on the frame you should only work aluminum @ 111 degrees Celsius that is the correct temperature for the metal to become workable without stretching it.

I would leave it alone and maybe look for another frame, I would only carry out a repair like this on something very rare :D :D


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