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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:51 pm 
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Try to get that down-tube dent sorted... it's just in the right place to fold the down-tube if you have a heavy front end impact!
Lovely frame though. Hope you can get it sorted.
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John wrote:
Lucky chap!
Be interested to know how it got those dents though :shock:


only answer i really got was "stupid", so i didn't press for any further explanation. :lol:

anyhow, morning breakfast today was citrus cleaner and titanium dust to give the old girl a good clean and massage with a scotchbrite pad. tidied up quite nicely. did notice the welds aren't as neat as on the Merlin however.


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seems my 27.0mm Dean Ti post fits the frame, so i guess i'll be taking that off the market. ;)

strange bottom bracket i found in it. it's a UN-72E. it has a spacer on the drive side and also some sort of collar on the axle. i thought it was shot as it didn't spin at all, but once i removed one cup, it was smooth. maybe the cup was press on the bb too tight???


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VERY nice! :D

You must have helped a hell of a lot of old ladies across the road to end up with that amount of karma... :wink:


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Few dent's makes a bike ;)


Ditto. Those aren't dents, those are patina!

Very nice frame, RM. Enjoy it! 8) 8)


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strange bottom bracket i found in it. it's a UN-72E. it has a spacer on the drive side and also some sort of collar on the axle. i thought it was shot as it didn't spin at all, but once i removed one cup, it was smooth. maybe the cup was press on the bb too tight???

Pity it's suspect and you're so far away, I could just do with a UN72E! Puzzled why it's in this frame though - is it a 68mm bb in a 73mm shell? Even if so, it would be a bit tight on the non-drive side, surely?


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RockiMtn wrote:
strange bottom bracket i found in it. it's a UN-72E. it has a spacer on the drive side and also some sort of collar on the axle. i thought it was shot as it didn't spin at all, but once i removed one cup, it was smooth. maybe the cup was press on the bb too tight???

Pity it's suspect and you're so far away, I could just do with a UN72E! Puzzled why it's in this frame though - is it a 68mm bb in a 73mm shell? Even if so, it would be a bit tight on the non-drive side, surely?


Figured out the E stands for E-plate mounted front mech. Believe it's 68mm on the cup but I'll confirm. I'll test it out a little more tonight when i get home. I'm pretty sure it might have been just the cups being overtightened onto the bb forcing it to stick.

Not sure what you mean about it being a bit tight on the non-drive. Can you explain?


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:shock: :shock: Karma?

*note to self, be nice to everyone*

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......well almost everyone :wink:


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:shock: :shock: Karma?

*note to self, be nice to everyone*

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......well almost everyone :wink:


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VERY nice! :D

You must have helped a hell of a lot of old ladies across the road to end up with that amount of karma... :wink:


more on the line of … sponge baths! :lol:


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chaser wrote:
Try to get that down-tube dent sorted... it's just in the right place to fold the down-tube if you have a heavy front end impact!
Lovely frame though. Hope you can get it sorted.
Cheers,
Chaser.


how would one go about trying to fix it? i was going to just build it up and ride it. i've read about "rolling" steel tubes to get dents out. is this possible with Ti?


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