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    I did something stupid

    so i was hacksawing the frame shifter mounts off a fram for my gf. i cut it too close and when i went to knock off the last little bit with a hammer and chisel it peeled a little hole in the tube. i knocked the flap back in place, but there is still about a 2 mm rip in the tube. i tried flexing it as hard as i could and it doesn't seem to hurt the integrity, but i am still worried that actually riding forces will be much more than i can replicate with my hands and feet. She weighs maybe 110 and doesn't ride that hard, she will rock a brake on it, wont be hopping curbs at speed or sprinting, but is this still a problem? its a steel frame, double butted. if it is a significant problem can it be fixed?

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    You might want to post in the frame builders forum along with a pic. You will get much better answers there.

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    if you do that, don't tell them how it happened

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    Or just post a picture here so we can see...just for kicks.
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    Take the frame to a muffler shop and get them to patch the hole with a weld. Then FILE it down, put away the saw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugatu View Post
    if you do that, don't tell them how it happened
    Heheh, this reply killed me, thanks.


    In the future, use a blowtorch to heat up the braze-ons and they just pop off.

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    [QUOTE=jet sanchEz;6731355]Heheh, this reply killed me, thanks.


    +1 and still laughing.

    To the OP...tell them you forgot to unscrew the shifters when you were prying them off.

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    tell them you got the frame for free in that condition. I'd just buy a pack of big league chew and stick it in your hole...

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    god. shoot me now.

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    We need to know kind of frame you ripped a hole in. I hope it said Hetchens, Paramount, Pinarello or something like that.
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    im down to see a pic

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    wat material is the frame?

    and dont feel bad, we have all done something equally stupid in our bike careers (at least i know i have)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dervish View Post
    wat material is the frame?
    Quote Originally Posted by jpwillia View Post
    its a steel frame, double butted.
    So says the OP...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyland View Post
    So says the OP...
    my bad...i missed it, it happens
    dj: 09 eastern night train 26
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