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Old 03-23-08, 07:44 PM   #1
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shyiiit.

so i was riding around when i noticed a weird noise
i thought i busted by bearings in my hub or messed up my cranks and i get to inspecting my bike today and i noticed i broke my frame where my seattube meets the bb.



now im pretty sure its only a matter of time when the down tube and seat stays fall apart,

so whos got a 50- 53 cm bike/frame theyre looking to get rid of for cheap?
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Old 03-23-08, 07:55 PM   #2
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now im pretty sure its only a matter of time when the down tube and seat stays fall apart,
I hope you don't plan on riding that bike like this...
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almost garantee you your local thrift store does. What cranks are those?
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Old 03-23-08, 08:02 PM   #4
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sugino super mightys, its hard to find a frame that fits me around here. ive pretty much searched all over.
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Old 03-23-08, 08:03 PM   #5
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I hope you don't plan on riding that bike like this...
im gonna get my friend to put some welds in it until i can find another bike.
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sugino super mightys, its hard to find a frame that fits me around here. ive pretty much searched all over.
Dang, I just got rid of a 50cm frame I would have given you for shipping. Sorry, I'll keep my eyes open around these parts. Even with some welds in there I dont think I would suggest riding that bike much, it looks pretty rusty around the break, so my money would be on questionable weld holding and failure imminent elsewhere in the frame.
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I'm no expert, but isn't it rare for a lug to break? If thats the case nice work my friend! Investment cast lugs are no match for this mans qauds.
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yeh id appreciate it pal.
these days you just gotta ride em into the ground you know?
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I'm no expert, but isn't it rare for a lug to break? If thats the case nice work my friend! Investment cast lugs are no match for this mans qauds.
looks like the bottom bracket and lower seat tube were completely rusted-through.
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looks like the bottom bracket and lower seat tube were completely rusted-through.
ah now that makes sense
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I snapped this 1983 Trek 560 a month ago when I got up out of the saddle. Trek warrantied it with a 2.3 alum/carbon road frame; nice upgrade, but no horizontal dropouts. I tried to talk them into a T1, but no dice.
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Old 03-23-08, 08:43 PM   #12
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One benefit of riding an olde skool conversion: it's probably pretty damn easy to swap parts from one frame to another.
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Trek warrantied it with a 2.3 alum/carbon road frame; nice upgrade, but no horizontal dropouts. I tried to talk them into a T1, but no dice.
whoa what? how do you get trek to warranty stuff like that?
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im gonna get my friend to put some welds in it until i can find another bike.
Be careful with that, the welder will most likely melt the braze that's already in place.
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Be careful with that, the welder will most likely melt the braze that's already in place.
i concur. i tried to fix a bum's bike that got broken up by some frat boys and ended up only making the break worse.
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so i was riding around when i noticed a weird noise
i thought i busted by bearings in my hub or messed up my cranks and i get to inspecting my bike today and i noticed i broke my frame where my seattube meets the bb.



now im pretty sure its only a matter of time when the down tube and seat stays fall apart,

so whos got a 50- 53 cm bike/frame theyre looking to get rid of for cheap?
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is that in velocipede? if you're in baltimore, I have an old soma in your size.
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I'm no expert, but isn't it rare for a lug to break? If thats the case nice work my friend! Investment cast lugs are no match for this mans qauds.
those aren't investment cast.
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is that in velocipede? if you're in baltimore, I have an old soma in your size.
^^^ Buy this and give him $60 to ship it to you.

Don't ride a broken frame, don't try to repair it.

I would be impressed with the breakage except that the frame looks incredibly corroded.

Time to upgrade.
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If you do weld it, it might be OK. I don't think you need to worry about the brazing in the joints since heating the lug will only draw the braze further into the joint. I'm not a frame builder, but I wouldn't worry too much. Make sure to leave the bottom bracket in if you do decide to do it so that the shell doesn't end up warped and stuff. I have a 52 cm schwinn world sport and a peugeot U-08 that could be yours cheap.
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those aren't investment cast.
lol the company I work for does investment casting of jet engine parts and I still dont really know what it means.
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^^^you could if you wanted to. I just wiki'd it. Not too complicated.
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I snapped this 1983 Trek 560 a month ago when I got up out of the saddle. Trek warrantied it with a 2.3 alum/carbon road frame; nice upgrade, but no horizontal dropouts. I tried to talk them into a T1, but no dice.
wow... they warrantied a ~25 year old bicycle!? how does that work?
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One benefit of riding an olde skool conversion: it's probably pretty damn easy to swap parts from one frame to another.
Unless its French or really old American and you're swapping bottom brackets
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