Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: 1980s and 1990s steel: CyclePro, Nishiki, Schwinn, SR, Trek........
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modifying a fillet brazed 531 tandem frame
I want to explore options.
I have Jack Taylor #7640 http://forums.bicycletutor.com/thread-4198-page-1.html
In the SF Bay Area, how much would it cost to have the frame height reduced from 25½" to 22"? Is this even practical?
The lengths of the cockpits is good for us, just a bit too tall.
I have no experience in this area, and am thinking to have the front top tube angled, leaving it is in the same position on the headset and dropping the position on the seat tube, keep the rear top tube horizontal and inline with back end of the front tube; shortening the seat post, and re-angling the seat stays.
With this sort of modification, I understand that the paint would need to be striped. I am thinking of powder coating for durability. The box lining would be very difficult to duplicate
I would appreciate any advice on this, and would especially like to have some discussion with a person who can do this sort of work.