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    Heaven, my Motobecane it went.



    My Grand Jubile was killed today by the bumps on Burke Gilman Trail. Or may be it was the powerful Walmart cables I put on her that snapped the chain stay when I shifted. I don't think my weight or the accident she involved in earlier this year had anything to do with it. Luckily I was riding with my wife, so I was able to steal her bike and made her walk 16 miles back to the parking lot. Just kidding.

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    No! No! No!

    You were spinning along up a hill in the 53X11 cooling down after your sub 3 hr Century Tempo ride when you decided to sprint the last 200 meters up the 22% grade you were on. As you dialed it up to 600 Watts and your heart rate approached 80 bpm, your chain stay exploded as you passed a rider on Trek that you later learned was Alberto Contador.



    May your Moto rest in peace.

    EDIT: That will probably buff right out...........................

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    If it's worth it to you, you could probably have a competent frame builder braze a new chainstay, or atleast a new dropout with longer tangs.
    Glad you made it through unscathed.
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    I'd try for the repair option. Too nice a bike to waste.
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    Probably not going to save it. I have a Grand Record waiting for donor parts.

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    Whoever brazed that dropout probably overheated it, a-la Benotto bottom bracket/seat tube.

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    What really stinks is - with the break there, you can't even chop the rear triangle off to make a stool out of it.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Whoever brazed that dropout probably overheated it, a-la Benotto bottom bracket/seat tube.
    But that's 33 years ago, if the tube was overheated shouldn't it cracked a long time ago. That's does make a lot of sense, but I still think is the crappy Walmart cable.

    Stool Huh? You got a picture?

    Forgot to mention something really funny. After I pointed out the stay broke, the first thing that came out of my wife's mouth was "you got duct tape?". I swear she didn't learn that from me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
    No! No! No!

    You were spinning along up a hill in the 53X11 cooling down after your sub 3 hr Century Tempo ride when you decided to sprint the last 200 meters up the 22% grade you were on. As you dialed it up to 600 Watts and your heart rate approached 80 bpm, your chain stay exploded as you passed a rider on Trek that you later learned was Alberto Contador.



    May your Moto rest in peace.

    EDIT: That will probably buff right out...........................
    Just explain that it was narly.

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    In a nutshell:

    That sucks.

    Sorry, bud.

    If you don't want to fix it, at least don't toss it out: Someone in C&V would love to fix it up, I'm sure, and try a hand at brazing if nothing else.

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    Not a 58 is it??
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    The last two bikes on my list are a 50's Lenton Grand Prix and a '64 Raleigh Record.

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    I can't see why anyone want a broken frame. It is a Vitus 172 and not 531. I thought about cutting the tubes to save the lugs for future use but the tubes are metric. I am keeping the fork for another project and the Swiss threaded BB also. The frame is 57cm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abarth View Post
    Forgot to mention something really funny. After I pointed out the stay broke, the first thing that came out of my wife's mouth was "you got duct tape?". I swear she didn't learn that from me.
    Pfft, everyone knows that's gonna need JB Weld

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    Some people are just crazy.

    Calling all Motobecane/Vitus 172 Experts
    http://bicyclenut.bravehost.com/Bicy...nt%20page.html

    The last two bikes on my list are a 50's Lenton Grand Prix and a '64 Raleigh Record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abarth View Post
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    Stool Huh? You got a picture?...
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by abarth View Post
    Probably not going to save it. I have a Grand Record waiting for donor parts.
    Convert it to a single speed/fixed gear with some Henry James conversion dropouts:



    You could probably sell it in 5 minutes in Seattle if you decide not to ride it yourself. It would be a shame not to keep it on the road in some form.

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    Southwest Frameworks in Dallas will replace a chainstay for $125...just sayin'.
    I've never used them but I've heard good things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abarth View Post
    I can't see why anyone want a broken frame.
    Uhm, have you ever read this forum?

    It's steel, therefor infinitely repairable. No reason at all to throw that away.
    Mmm, bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abarth View Post
    I can't see why anyone want a broken frame. It is a Vitus 172 and not 531. I thought about cutting the tubes to save the lugs for future use but the tubes are metric. I am keeping the fork for another project and the Swiss threaded BB also. The frame is 57cm.
    Offer it to one of the fellows on the Framebuilding forum looking for a project.

    Maybe Unterhausen might want it - just for the hell of it - if he isn't too busy?

    -Kurt

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    I'm curious if the crack goes through the vent hole on the inside of the stay?

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    duct tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    That's a bike boom stool

    Mine is 531 and has Campy ends:


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    "Why would anyone want a broken frame?"

    Really? It's C&V, there is a limited and continually dwindling supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abarth View Post


    My Grand Jubile was killed today
    I'll take the derailleur off your hands for you
    Quote Originally Posted by Sin-A-Matic View Post
    ...but they'll **** me with labor charges...


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