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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:06 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Gold Trader
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Hey all.

Got the broken Gt Xizang frame today in the post, Cheers XCdave. Its a little to big for me but hey i need a road bike.

Its an early one with U brake which i hate with all the world, the decals are shot and the frame needs an over polish.

Suggestion 1. weld repair, ride as is (With U brake)

Suggesrtion 2. weld repair, chop off u brake mounts, fit canti mounts, beed blast to give all over satin finish.

what ya reckon?

Doug :D


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:09 pm 
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Keep the U brake but get it done up :)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:34 pm 
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Don't bead blast it or it will look like an inferior lightning :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:18 pm 
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if its a road bike just run with a front brake ,disc even

out of interest wheres it broken ?

pics of the break (in the frame) ?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:21 am 
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I say no, nothing ccoler than an XT U-brake on your seatstays. Who's doing the repair - make sure they know to back-purge the frame.


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