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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:20 am 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:24 am 
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The rear end has a scary "ting" on the stays, seems like they are pretty much road bike tubes!!


I wouldn't be surprised :) Think they were 753. A blessing, really -- makes it mendable ;) How to maintain the patina, though?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:57 am 
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Rob Atkin wrote:
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Oh 2070 (653 main tubes, 531 stays) wasn't expecting that!
1990 team frames were 2070 but wishbone seatstays as per 1991 catalogue
It must be very early & rare '91 Team frame as 2 others I've seen were 2080 (see video in my post above) before adopting XMT100 metal matrix for 1992.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:00 am 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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After a bit of sanding and gentle pursuasion, it has been found that it isn't too bad.

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The stays have a sleeve in them and straightening the RH one wasn't too hard.

So fixing it is relatively easy. :-)

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Now paint....................

:xmas-big-grin: :D :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:28 am 
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Rob Atkin wrote:
marinito wrote:
Not 1991, not Clarke but 1993 and Baker. And Raleigh:

http://youtu.be/aKPkQKQ5Odo


Are you saying I am wrong or are you just posting up an interesting video?


I was just posting up an interesting video related to Raleigh. :lol: :D

BTW, the frame looks great once repaired. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:18 am 
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Great repair. Looking forward to the finished article. I think I was lapped by this bike a few times BITD


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:01 pm 
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Hi Rob,

How was the repair actually done? Were the cracks filled with brazeing rod or welded and ground down?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:32 pm 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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Given the extent of the damage. the cracks were V"d out and built up with twice the thickness of weld to retain strength and then ground back.

Its not the perfect solution but the only other option is to replace the tubes. This would be a massive cost, and the damage sustained during replacement would mean a full repaint and decals would be required. This would destroy the patina of the frame forever. It was felt that there was nothing to lose by giving it a go, and after testing it and as it sits at the moment you could hang an elephant from the rear triangle.

Now the frame is strong and only touching up of the frame is required.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:44 pm 
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Rob Atkin wrote:

So fixing it is relatively easy. :-)

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Was it MIG welded?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:01 pm 
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Dunno. I didn't do it myself. I'll try to find out.


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