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Old 05-20-08, 05:47 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-20-08, 06:00 PM   #2
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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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Old 05-20-08, 06:15 PM   #3
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if you do that, don't tell them how it happened
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Old 05-20-08, 06:31 PM   #4
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Or just post a picture here so we can see...just for kicks.
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Old 05-20-08, 06:46 PM   #5
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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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Old 05-20-08, 06:46 PM   #6
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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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Old 05-20-08, 07:12 PM   #7
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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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Old 05-20-08, 07:28 PM   #8
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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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Old 05-20-08, 07:42 PM   #9
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god. shoot me now.
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Old 05-20-08, 08:47 PM   #10
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"It ran into a doorknob, I swear!"
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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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its a steel frame, double butted.
So says the OP...
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Old 05-21-08, 05:12 PM   #15
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So says the OP...
my bad...i missed it, it happens
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