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 Post subject: Dynatech Death!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:05 pm 
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Sad day for me. Really excited to finally get my hands on a Dynatech 2070. I was going to restore it as a replica of my first race bike from BITD. I've been stripping it down over the past couple of weeks and finally got to the stage where I was removing all the surface rust to prepare for blasting and painting. All going well, oxidation on the aluminium lugs came off a treat, all the rust on the frame came off really nicely to leave shiny bare metal.. Great!

But... small patch of rust and a dent hidden down on the driveside chainstay up close to the bottom bracket lug, rust cleans off great to reveal a hairline crack running from top to bottom. Game over :cry:

Gutted.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:08 pm 
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I feel for you.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:09 pm 
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That doesn't look good. :(


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:19 pm 
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shame :(

you could do it anyway but use the parts that you would normaly deem too nice to ride and hang it on the wall


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:34 pm 
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That is gutting to find.

Happened to me a couple of times now :(


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:28 pm 
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That must be really frustrating and you have to wonder why these things always seem to emerge at the end rather than the start of a cleaning or preparation episode.

It doesn't help now but will it be difficult to find another?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:27 pm 
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Repair? Is it the chainstay? Whats is made of?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:51 pm 
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They seem to be quite rare Ed, not because they were particularly limited in numbers, but because they were so poorly constructed that very few have survived :D

Its really not worth reparing, the chainstay is 531 but I've a feeling the lugged construction (and the cracks proximity to the lug) may cause a problem. They're cheap bikes and another one will come around one day.

Now I have a load of great condition Deore DX kit with no frame to hang it off. Time to go shopping!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:14 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Because it's a lugged and brazed frame and not tig welded you should be able to sweat the old stay out and have it replaced. Have a word with Dave Yates.

http://www.daveyatescycles.co.uk/

70 quid or so for a single chain stay


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:19 pm 
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Cheers for that, if it was a really special bike I would get it fixed but with the repair and paintjob you're starting to look at £200 for a frame thats really not worth a quarter of that. It had sentimental value to me, nothing more than that really.


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