Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Framebuilders Thinking about a custom frame? Lugged vs Fillet Brazed. Different Frame materials? Newvex or Pacenti Lugs? why get a custom Road, Mountain, or Track Frame? Got a question about framebuilding? Lets discuss framebuilding at it's finest.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-21-06, 12:40 PM   #1
Ranman
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Woodstock, IL
Bikes:
Posts: 92
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Trek 660 frame repair - worth it?

I found a crack in the right rear dropout of my '85 660 (Reynolds 531) above and in front of the rear axle. Also the paint on the top tube is badly blistered around the brake cable guides. What would be a reasonable price for repairing the drop out and top tube and repainting and is this frame worth that price? I haven't seen too many 660s up for sale on ebay so it's hard to determine what the frame is worth. Also can one tube be repainted and the bike look good or is that pushing the limits of color matching?
Ranman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-06, 07:52 PM   #2
brokenrobot
Sweetened with Splenda
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Brooklyn, Alabama
Bikes: Too many 80s roadbikes!
Posts: 2,335
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It'll probably be cheaper to have the whole bike painted... and it's worth it if you're attached to the frame, as the older ones were a high-quality frame.
brokenrobot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-06, 05:44 PM   #3
sngltrackdufus
Banned.
 
sngltrackdufus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: tartarus
Bikes: MTB's & a Cyclocross
Posts: 1,258
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranman
I found a crack in the right rear dropout of my '85 660 (Reynolds 531) above and in front of the rear axle. Also the paint on the top tube is badly blistered around the brake cable guides. What would be a reasonable price for repairing the drop out and top tube and repainting and is this frame worth that price? I haven't seen too many 660s up for sale on ebay so it's hard to determine what the frame is worth. Also can one tube be repainted and the bike look good or is that pushing the limits of color matching?
My advice to you would be , if you wanna play with that particular frame go to a your local sheetmetal shops & shoot the sh1t with some of the welders & get a side job going with him at a fraction of the business rate. He might even do it for a 12pk.
With a little attentiveness & care ,spraypaint in a can produce outstanding results.
sngltrackdufus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-06, 07:14 PM   #4
velonomad 
Older I get, Better I was
 
velonomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Greenfield Lake, Wilmington NC
Bikes: '14 BD Lurch Fatbike, '10 custom road,'06 custom expedition, '94 Yokota Tandem, '88 custom MTB
Posts: 1,711
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranman
I found a crack in the right rear dropout of my '85 660 (Reynolds 531) above and in front of the rear axle. Also the paint on the top tube is badly blistered around the brake cable guides. What would be a reasonable price for repairing the drop out and top tube and repainting and is this frame worth that price? I haven't seen too many 660s up for sale on ebay so it's hard to determine what the frame is worth. Also can one tube be repainted and the bike look good or is that pushing the limits of color matching?
Piss artist advice aside., You will find prices for repairs vary widely, Because Trek had thier own dropouts . A frame shop will want to replace both to get the rear end properly aligned, This is probaly going to cost you between $75 and $125. Forget matching paint. A decent repaint starts around $150 and goes up from there. Forget market value of the bike, what is the bike worth to you?

There is a number of framebuilders who do framebuilding and repair out your way. 3 that come to mind is : Joe Bringheli in Ohio ( http://www.bringheli.com/ ), Tom Teasdale in Iowa ( http://www.tetcycles.com/index.html )
Mark Stonich in Minnesota( http://www.bikesmithdesign.com/ )
velonomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:26 PM.