Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales
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Originally Posted by Boost250i
I have a Iro Mark V and it was given to me after an accident. The Top tube has a dent that goes in about a half inch and its about 5-6 inches from the headtube. I want to replace the TopTube but i dont know ANYTHING about frame building. Is it a good idea to just find the correct length tube and decent chro steel and get a welder to weld it on? I mean, is there any special rules to this ( how to weld, what to use when welding, material, ect)? Like Anything at all that i should know ahead of time. thx in advance
Is it the common handlebar dent caused by a crash ? Picture ? 1/2" deep literally or figuratively ?
Only let a real framebuilder work on it. No idea about pricing, but don't forget the repaint costs too ....
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike