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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:40 pm 
BoTM Winner
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Location: Vancouver British Columbia Canada
Paul used a number of techniques. Replaced sections of tube,
internal sleeves and external gusset plates depending on where
the repair was located. He didn't replace the seat tube because
he didn't want to jerk with that whole elevated chainstay junction.
Didn't replace the entire down tube because of the cross
brace just above the bottom bracket and the ovalizing of it at the
head tube specific to this version of Toad.
He did a bunch of measuring, cut back broken ends of tubes
and turned sections of tubing to have sleeve ends to fit inside
original tubes. then welded it all up. He said that was a trick.
Tubing is really thin. Took awhile to weld it all up. Then the filing
etc. to clean it up. You can barely see the joints.
Hope this clarifies some of the mystery.

When I do go to paint I will most likely restore the original
Toad green. Makes sense and I don't have one in that colour. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:00 pm 
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Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:11 pm
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Location: Left Coast of Canada
Thanks for the explanation Roy.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:08 pm 
BoTM Winner
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Location: Vancouver British Columbia Canada
Got this all built up. Took it for a shake down ride a couple
weekends ago. Rode good except had some brake issues.
But that wasn't the fault of the frame. Finding the Avid H.O.
brakes to be finicky to set up.
The ride I went on was a local organized vintage ride.
I was hoping Rod Kirkham would be there. He's the man behind
Off Road Toad. He's been on this ride in the past. Or the guy
I bought it off. Both were no shows. :(
I still haven't tried to contact Chris Dekerf either.
Chris told me once he built all the Horny toads.
So no new info on the history of this beasty.
Eventually i'll cross paths with them. Will keep you posted.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:50 pm 
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No pics Roy?


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