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What to do?
Poll ended at Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:42 pm
1. Leave as is...............wall art 53%  53%  [ 24 ]
2. Build up as show bike. but never ridden. 13%  13%  [ 6 ]
3. Repair,Build and Ride. 33%  33%  [ 15 ]
Total votes : 45
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:38 pm 
iconoclassic best in show
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:44 am 
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Wow! Cool frame, I like it. What year was that built?
However that is not a crack, it's broken and definitely not rideable. Put a frame around it and hang it on the wall. Looks cool but an engineering design disaster for sure.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:44 am 
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If you REALLY want to ride it, you could fabricate a custom seat-post, that would slide down all the way to the BB. Should be safe and you wouldn't destroy the originality.

Welding that frame - I wouldn't do it.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:05 pm 
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I miss the option

4. Buy another one

In the poll ;)

http://bikemarkt.mtb-news.de/article/17 ... ain-suzi-q


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:48 am 
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Ok, so I'll buck the trend and say get it repaired. If anyone would know who to contact to get it done correctly and treat it with the respect and care it needs, it would be you.

Let's not kid ourselves. Even though the design is bonkers, that's what makes it so fantastic. Add in the rarity and it's a no brainer. Sure it'll cost some $$$ and it won't quite be the same but then who cares? It's yours and you would have saved it!

Oh and if you did repair it, it means the thread keeps on going and we all get to marvel at such a wacky but brilliant machine!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:25 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:59 am 
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We've seen other bikes have seat tubes successfully replaced, could be done here?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:50 pm 
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shogun wrote:
We've seen other bikes have seat tubes successfully replaced, could be done here?

Exactly, there are loads of FAT's that are not Fats anymore ;-)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:53 am 
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Wall art!

Didn't they all crack at the seattube? You could get it repaired, but I think the design is wrong. Won't it crack again??


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:54 am 
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Lovely Wall Art though!


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