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Old 07-21-14, 08:33 AM
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Cutting down adult lugged frames to kid size?

Is this something that people do or have done with, say, a damaged or unwanted adult frame with lugs and straight-gauge tubing? (Assuming a useful and comfortable kid frame could be produced with all or mostly the same angles ... something I haven't tried to find out quite yet ... though it just occurred to me that the BB drop at least might likely be wrong.) Is it likely to be at all worth the trouble of stripping, blasting, and de-brazing an old bike to have the benefit of (maybe) saving some bucks on frame components and (I'm guessing) only having to miter one end of some of the tubes? Or would it be more likely to end up as an expensive and frustrating exercise just to save some old frames from being melted down?
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