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    Replacing chainstays on lugged frame

    A car hit me and my Bridgestone RB-1 from behind, causing the rear wheel to twist out of the dropouts, breaking and severely bending my left chainstay and dropout, twisting the left seatstay slightly and possibly twisting the right stays and dropout. Before I relegate my old friend to retirement as wall art, I would like to look into the possibility of repair.

    I would think at a minimum it will need a replaced left chainstay and dropout, realignment of other tubes and at least a partial repaint. I have not found anyone in Georgia who can do this for me. Any suggestions of how repairable this is, who could do it and what it might cost? Thanks.



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    That left seat stay looks pretty bad. I'm thinking the other two are ok. Fully restored, you are probably looking at upwards of $700. For parts replacement, $200-300. Most framebuilders will do repairs, I've seen good work out of Bilenky.

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    I guess what I could use at this point is some suggested builders that I could ask for estimates for the frame repair. I would probably send the repaired frame back to Airglow for painting and I can handle the rest of the restoration. Builders located here in the Southeast would be preferable, but not an absolute requirement.
    Unterhausen mentioned Bilenky. Are there others anyone would suggest I contact?

    Thank you,
    BluesDawg

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    you could ask David Mills of Mills Bros. if he can do the repair or if he knows anyone that will do it. He's in Ad-Vance NC.

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