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    Senior Member az_andrew's Avatar
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    Steel Frame Repair...worth it? (NJS frame)

    I'm interested in purchasing a steel Samson frame with two wrinkles in the top tube and down tube. It could be hung up and look cool, but I'm also wondering if trying to repair it is worth it. I'm guessing this bike was hit head on, thus, causing these wrinkles in the frame. I have no knowledge of steel frame repair or what it would cost, or take to do so. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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    It's done for. Repairs will require tear down and replacement and repaint. If done right, it'll be cheaper to buy new direct from samson w/ custom geo & columbus tubing of your choice.

    Anyhow, samson's are pretty common.

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    Senior Member az_andrew's Avatar
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    holy cow, well thanks man. good advice.
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    I wouldn't give up on it that quickly. What's a new Samson cost. Do they even make them anymore. It's gotta be a grand. You can get that repaired if you find the right person.

    Is that bottom bracket lugged?

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    bb isn't lugged, but it's a beautiful bike, I'd be willing to spend like $200+ repairing it, but apparently that's not gonna cover it :/
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    Definitely not. I'd bet that wouldn't even cover the repainting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    Definitely not. I'd bet that wouldn't even cover the repainting.
    +1

    Let it go. The frame and fork are useless now. IMHO, it's not even cool wall art. Recycle it. Nothing Gold Can Stay.


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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    +1

    Let it go. The frame and fork are useless now. IMHO, it's not even cool wall art. Recycle it. Nothing Gold Can Stay.


    Haha, okay thanks guys! I'll pass on this adventure.
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    probably be about 5-600 to repair
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